Friday, July 13, 2007


I have been working for the last couple of weeks on my upcoming tapestry which is inspired by Van Gogh and the year of my birth. This is a portrait of my Mom. She loved Van Gogh and had prints by him all over our house when I was growing up.

I thought I had finished the cartoon a couple of weeks ago...but since then I have changed the size, the colors, the width of the maze encircling the portrait as well as the size of the portrait. Here is the resulting black and white. It should be quite challenging to weave.

I have a loom already warped and ready to roll. It is 14 inches by 18 inches before any pull-in. As I weave the hem I can finalize the color choices as well perhaps dye a couple more skeins of sea foam green. I should also finish my other two samples to ensure I have the optimal number of threads for the 12 epi sett I selected.

Hmmm...sounds like I have a lot of work to do! Once completed my DOH is going to make a beautiful Van Gogh type frame for the piece - like the ones you would see in the Getty...but home made.

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