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.
The Retreat 21 x 17.5 cm
Raising the Roof 18 x 15.5 cm
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.