Friday, August 5, 2011

New Tapestry blog

I have just become aware of a new tapestry blog by Kristin Duckworth that looks interesting.  As the end of my course approaches, I find that I am having to think about what it is that I actually want to do next year.  It is seeing what other people are doing that keeps me interested, keeps me aware of what can be done.
I haven't done much tapestry at all this year, except for the small piece I did in France.
Here it is, still on the loom:  my finishing off leaves much to be desired, so I am not showing that one.
It is approximately 16cm x 10 cm.
The house the tapestry was based on.
My en plein air weaving spot.

I am currently studying Experimental Textiles and am focusing more on machine free motion embroidery and the possibility of designing an art quilt.
I need to decide what direction I want to go although I suppose it isn't necessary to be exclusive about one technique or another. However, to do a thing well, it is necessary to devote time and effort and not be distracted by trying to do too many things at once.
I enjoyed the tapestry weaving last year and want to do more but I am missing the focus provided by assignments.  Luckily, it looks like a group of us students and ex-students will be able to meet on a monthly basis to do weaving.  So now I had better get organised so that I have something to take with me.  More about this later, we won't be starting for about another 6 weeks.


parlance said...

I love this little tapestry. As well as being worthwhile for its own sake, it should be a great souvenir.

Mary said...

Thanks Parlance, I certainly think it is a good souvenir and will give some thought to the best way to present it.