Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tapestry Diary -- only 11 months remain of 2015!


I completed the January portion of the 2015 tapestry diary today.  Tomorrow the February adventure will begin.  I have three drawings completed to select from; I'd like to have a couple more finished before choosing which one I'll start with.

Here's January--day markings in squares or bands surround week-long renderings of oak leaves:


My bins of past wefts fill the center of my studio and I'm hoping to mostly use from these weft bits as I move through the year with the diary:


Since I usually combine more than one yarn in a weft bundle for my tapestry weaving, I almost always have to separate strands for what I'm going to use each day.  Most of the weft bundles are also only a yard or so long--in other words, I'm not just picking up and using from these wefts in the bins.  I have to select the colors I want from a couple of bundles, separate them and then recombine them.  Tedious.  Yes.  But that's OK.  Tedious is synonymous for Tapestry.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Lovely January. Can't wait for more

Molly Elkind said...

This is a really cool new approach to the diary, Tommye. I love how the realistic leaves are set off by the bands and squares. It's going to be beautiful! I also can't wait to see the next month, and the next. . . .