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angie
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Tapestry Weaving

Postby angie » 15 Jul 2013, 15:54

Hi everyone
Does anyone here do tapestry weaving? I'm teaching myself and it's always good to know others that are doing the same type of art. It's very conducive to contemplation because it's a slow process.
Angie
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Re: Tapestry Weaving

Postby Oakapple » 15 Jul 2013, 18:43

Hello Angie,I had a go at tapestry weaving a few years ago but didnt get very far.
Are you using wool or thread?
Have you any pictures of the work in progress,it would be great to see it?
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Re: Tapestry Weaving

Postby angie » 16 Jul 2013, 08:05

Hi Oakapple
I mainly use wool - Appleton's crewel wools work well because they have such a fabulous range of colours so you can mix them and get subtle gradations. At the moment I'm trying out linen weft and it takes some getting used to - I'm not liking it as much as the wool. I don't have many photos as I don't seem to finish pieces very often ( :-( ) but there's one here of a experiment I was doing - http://www.palomachaffinch.com/2013/02/ ... iment.html. I have trouble with the design element and find myself trying to avoid anything that's a bit tricky to weave which is silly - I need to get over that and get on with it!
Angie
Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying, life:
bright the hawk's flight
on the empty sky.'

(~ The Creation of Éa)


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