I've woven many tapestry portraits and the process usually follows a familiar format.
This time it was different. Clear photos of her two close friends were difficult to find and I couldn't get a clear idea of what the couple looked like. Once we both realized another approach was needed the design process opened up and we quickly settled on her friends' love of biking in the Fingerlakes area of Upstate New York.
All that remained were the details (her favorite color is pink) and the background (mountains will be in the distance) and I was ready to weave.
The piece will be ready for Christmas.
And don't worry, I made sure they were wearing bike helmets.
|Biking on the Fingerlakes, 3 1/2 x 9 inches|