Sunday, January 30, 2011


I feel good. 

Two days back at my Big Shannock and some real progress in the New Year on my Seeing Red project for Designing Weavers.  I'm half way done with weaving another poem; this one about six feet longer than the first one I wove.   And I am on schedule to finish with time to spare. 

Life is good. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

First Tapestry of the Year

Just finished sewing the back of this small tapestry I wove as part of a group project for our tapestry group.  It's 1/12th of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting.  I am actually not sure if its positioned correctly; it may need to be shifted 90 degrees in one direction or flipped over.    Whoopee!  My first tapestry of the year.

Only 18 days and it has been quite a year. Finished a tapestry.  Celebrated my birthday.  And have three pieces hanging in my second exhibit of the year!   All this with a week of nasty flu.    Looks to be a fast moving year.

Monday, January 03, 2011

More Progress

Here's my progress photo after the unabridged version of P.D. James' The Private Patient.  The reds are fairly true in the photo but the greens are a bit off.   Please don't ask me what it is; since I have no idea.  There is nothing recognizable in the black and white scan I received to weave. All I know is that it's one twelfth of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting.

I must say, it was a wonderful feeling to make it to the top; at least in one spot.  I figure one or two more books on tape and I will be done weaving and onto finishing. This is the point where I need to pay attention to my edges; I have a tendency to pull in at the very end in my excitement to get done.

PS.  This is woven on a Shannock table loom which has gotten a bit skewed.  I am thinking the leg bolts on the bottom should be below the bottom beam and not above.  Once I finish this weaving I am going to swap the position and see if the piece is more stable.  I took the loom apart to fit it in my suitcase when I went to perhaps I put it back together wrong!