The process of making a distinct bit of weaving every day is one that I've done for three years and a month now. My first venture into the idea came in May of 2008 when I did the first piece with this concept. I didn't quite know what to even call it then... used the term "tapestry calendar" or "tapestry journal" and finally settled into "tapestry diary" as my description.
I'm happy to know that other people are using a similar idea. Jan Austin's 2010 tapestry diary is quite a beautiful piece and she describes it at her blog here.
Here are a few of the blog postings I've made over the past three + years as I've been involved in the tapestry diary process:
Here's a composite of the months of 2011 (missing March... can't find a photo of it and it's hanging in the Quinlan exhibit so can't photograph it right now). The pieces are not shown to scale in the composite, by the way. Sizes vary quite a bit and once I get them all back from the exhibit I'll measure and note sizes here. For instance, the April piece is about 42" long x 3 or so" wide while the December piece is 7" high x 5" wide:
Earlier pieces are:
12" w x 42" long
12" w x 82" long
The warp for 2012 is on the Tissart loom at the home studio and is almost ready to begin tomorrow morning. It's a 10/3 linen warp sett at 8 epi X 12" wide. I have 3 yards on the loom, plenty for the year even if I weave several inches for the daily entries. I'm not quite sure how to proceed with "theme" (if any)... but by tomorrow morning I'll have to decide something! I have a bit more to do with spacing the warp and then doing half-hitches before beginning. I'll do that shortly when I get home.
I wish a Happy New Year for all of you. I hope your design ideas flow smoothly and your tapestries grow beautifully.