Thursday, October 4, 2012

The tapestry is getting there

Cheerful sight in the studio -- yarns galore, and the tapestry about three quarters done.  I like to have a great array of yarns in sight to suggest what should come next.  Often it's not what I first thought, so if I organized them too well, I might miss some ideas.  there are handspuns, sequin fabric, unspun merino roving, acrylic, Scottish wool, ribbon yarn, novelty fluffy yarn all in there. 

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And for nonweavers who wonder: those yarn leashes up the sides are meant to maintain the proper width of the weaving as I go, otherwise it would get narrower and narrower.  Sometimes I want that narrowing, but here I would like to keep the rectangular shape.


Minimiss said...

Looking really good. I love the organised chaos below. Just how I end up working.

SpinningDownUnder said...

Love this use of all the wonderful yarns and fibres available to us. I know purists would be horrified, but this is exactly what I enjoy doing and it adds so much dimension and character to the piece! I'm looking forward to seeing loads more photos as your work progresses. Its inspirational! Thank you so much for sharing!

Isabelle said...

wow ! it is gorgeous !

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I can only imagine what it much look like (or feel like!) in person.