Sunday, October 20, 2013

Yesterday's workshop and a bit more

We had a nice workshop day at Pat Williams' studio yesterday.  Five people joined Pat and me for a lively day of discussions about tapestry.  As a special treat we took a short field trip to Grace Episcopal Church in Clarkesville, home of five beautiful tapestry woven kneelers that Pat did a few years back.  All of the workshop photos were taken with my phone so are a bit fuzzy... sorry about that!

Pat explains her commission for the kneelers to our group.  Later we helped Pat cut off her latest tapestry--Rosemary clips a few of the warp ends here:

Back at home today,  I took a quick walk around Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega (where we are visited by around 100,00 people over the weekend).  Here's a view looking from the square toward the university.   Ambling through the crowds and then making this blog post is my way of procrastinating from putting up all of the things I took to Pat's for the workshop!   I also made a quick post to the Tapestry Share blog about a couple of recent frame loom modifications I've made with my Hagen and my Mirrix loom... check it out here, if you want to.

OK... time to get busy!  


  1. Do you have any photos of those kneelers? It boggles my mind that you'd weave tapestry kneelers which I assume are used at least once a week pretty heavily. The glimpse in the photo looks pretty amazing. Sounds like a fun day!

  2. Hi Rebecca, I don't have better photos. You might want to get in touch with Pat to ask her to send photos of the kneelers. They are really beautiful. She used images from the local area in north Georgia to create the designs for each part of the church year. And they've been in use for about four years now... they're holding up beautifully and will be enjoyed by the congregation for many years to come!

  3. I've often been surprised and delighted by the ability of tapestries to hold their own under duress. As long as the yarns are of good quality, they are much much more sturdy than most people would expect.