Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blue Ridge Fiber Show donation tapestry is completed

I'll get around to doing a post with more photos from the wonderful Penland experience sometime soon.  However, I've been pounding the wefts since getting back home to finish off the tapestry I'm donating for the Blue Ridge Fiber Show raffle.  And it was delivered yesterday!  The tapestry is titled "Bad Seed-Kudzu":



Next loose end to tie up is the completion of the earlier kudzu tapestry, the one I'm calling "Life Force"--it was accepted into an exhibit to be held at the Bascom in Highlands, NC--got to deliver it next week.  I'll have two pieces in the exhibit, American Craft Today, October 2-December 18.  The juror was Carol Sauvion, the executive producer of the "Craft in America" PBS television series.

7 comments:

kaite said...

it's magnificent Tommye, i really like your diamonds background, and the little triangle cut-ins to the border. What size is it? kaite

Maggie said...

That made me gasp when I opened your page! So beautiful! And I love kudzu as a metaphor for life force. It is certainly tenacious!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thanks for the comments, Kaite and Maggie!

The size is 23" w x 20" h. Sett is 8 epi of 12/15 cotton seine twine and the weft is a blend of Vevgarn (wool & Spelsau) and also a 20/2 worsted wool. Both the wefts I used come from Norway.

sue schwarz said...

It is magnificent. Glad you got it done and glad you share with us.

Alice said...

So beautiful! Some lucky winner will be awfully happy.

kaite said...

thanks for the tech details Tommye k.

Elena said...

Wow, what a marvellos work!
The choice of colours is absolutely magnificent!