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 all woven on a Hokett loom using cotton warp and wool, silk and cotton weft.  Dimensions include the fringing.


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.