Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Beginning

My studio is finally at a stage that I can finally make some progress weaving on the Big Shannock. This upright tapestry loom has been warped and the weft dyed and ready to go for awhile. In fact I dyed the yarn back in June!

In the last week, I have woven about 18 inches or so. It's been a relaxed and wonderful weaving experience; I have even been able to listen to books on tape. Most of my other weaving is too cerebral to listen to anything; even music causes me to rip and reweave.

This tapestry is for my annual project for Designing Weavers; the theme is Seeing Red. Once complete the tapestry should be about 70 inches long and 20 inches wide. It includes a poem I wrote about the fragility of the ocean in semi-abstract block letters. It is being woven upside down and from the back. The 'T' is the only letter woven so far.

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