Sunday, April 19, 2015

What's currently on the looms?


Double Width Blanket on Toika
The 48" Toika has a double width blanket wound on ready to be threaded.

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The 40" Toika has 10/2 cotton wound on ready to be threaded, to weave 24 shaft linen weft towels.

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The 60" Fireside Tapestry Loom has the remaining warp from the previous owner that I threaded up and am just playing with what is left on it.

ATA mentoring samplers
The 36" Fireside cantilever Tapestry Loom has a completed study of angles on it, on the right warp.   The left warp will be a study of curves and circles
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The other 36" Fireside cantilever Tapestry Loom is warped and ready for a project.
It's a good feeling when all of the looms are warped with a project either in progress or planned.  Both Fireside Cantilever Tapestry looms have been brought into the house, so that I can squeak in a few minutes of weaving here and there.

Angles Sampler


Angle Study in TapestryATA mentoring samplers

Nothing earth shattering, just a angles sampler. I've been working on this with the guidance of a mentor, thru the American Tapestry Alliance within their Mentoring Program which is a 6 month commitment. This was my first exercise. Working with angles and learning how to achieve the different degree of angles. The mentoring program is an awesome benefit that can be used if desired with the membership. Finished size: 14.5" x 8.5" The next sampler on the left warp will be curves and circles.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

January / February 2015 Tapestry Diary


Tapestry Final
This Diary was woven to prove to myself that I can stick to a daily tapestry weaving routine by weaving a section a day for January / February by going out to the Studio early each morning and weaving for at least an hour.  Finished size: 16.5” x 19”
Final thoughts:
Weaving this diary has been a wonderful experience and has got me in the habit of daily tapestry weaving, which I will continue on the next pieces.  Some of the entries have personal meaning while others were just practicing techniques.