I know it's hard to buy some people gifts....what to do, they seem to have everything?
I'm here to encourage you to weave them a word. What could be better?
I did this very thing to take a break while completing the recent Arlington 2017 tapestry. I like to have many pans in the fire.
My Sarah Swett inspired galvanized pipe loom is perfect for my word weaving passion. I have a twelve thread warp, 10 epi, on this handy loom.
This simple Friends says it all...
A more complex piece for a complex friend, Don't Give Up....
Wouldn't you like to receive a word from a friend? Consider it, it's time well spent.
and remember to Stay Creative....
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Yes indeed, this weekend, while the freezing rain and snow was whirling around the Midwest, I cut off my tapestry, Arlington 2017. I can't describe the satisfaction when you take scissors to those warp threads. I picture medieval guilds with bottles of wine in the dark without their Ott lights astounded at their accomplishments. Mine was not nearly as big, but hey.
|left side of the tapestry|
This is how the piece will look once the turns are sewn in...
|12 x 23 inches, 10 epi|
|1/2" hem woven in finer wool, knots in place across the top, ready to cut|
I am pleased with the control I had over the values, letting the light guide the viewer through the gravestones toward the background of the Capitol.
Of course there's still a lot to do...
|the back of the tapestry|
Ends to tidy, the hems to sew, velcro tapes, but that's just a few Netflix shows of work. The thinking is done.
I'm pleased, I hope the owner will be too.
|Porkchop, as always, remains unimpressed.|