I have always been fascinated by old tapestries and wondered about the artisans who wove these beautiful and enormous works. I had only the sketchiest idea about how they were made. Over recent years I have learnt more about tapestries, and weaving in general, and then I discovered the amazing world of contemporary tapestry art. Finally, I decided to try tapestry weaving myself.
I acquired a small lap loom - a Hokett - and enrolled in an on-line tapestry weaving class with Rebecca Mezoff. What a revelation! Rebecca is a brilliant weaver and teacher and I am so thankful to her for sharing her knowledge and setting me off on the road to becoming a tapestry weaver myself.
These little tapestries were woven on various looms using cotton warp and wool, silk and cotton weft. Dimensions include the fringing.
Weaving in progress February 2019
Weaving the Moon 18 x 18 cm
The Chances of Anything Coming From Mars 18x16.5cm
The Retreat 21 x 17.5 cm
Raising the Roof 18 x 15.5 cm (Sold)
And still they come... 28 x 19 cm
Prehistoric Lines 23 x 16 cm (incl fringe)
Love 15 x 15.5 cm
Falling Leaves 14 x 15 cm
Lucy in the Sky 14 x 14cm
Fish out of Water 21 x 12cm
Watery Sunset 14 x 14cm
Misty Mountains 21 x 14.5cm
Swim Little Fishes Swim 20 x 15cm
Graphics 20 x 14.5cm
Colour Between the Lines 22 x 20 cm
Heavenly Bodies 21 x 15 cm
Floating 14 x 10 cm
Into Eternity 20 x 14 cm
Estuary 18 x 14.5 cm
Dancing with Joy 31 x 31 cm (excluding fringe)
This larger tapestry was woven on my Mirrix loom using wools, silks and cottons.