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 tapestries were woven on various looms using cotton warp and wool, silk and cotton weft. Dimensions include the fringing.
Masks #1 and #2
Saddell Bay with Grip IV (NFS)
A Long Long Time Ago 16 x 60cm (Sold)
Inspired by wet bark - wedge weave sample
I've Lost my Marbles - detail
I've Lost my Marbles
Fantasy Landscape III
Weaving in progress February 2019
Weaving the Moon 18 x 18 cm (Sold)
The Chances of Anything Coming From Mars 18x16.5cm
The Retreat 21 x 17.5 cm (Sold)
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.
I was thrilled that Rebecca Mezzof' included this tapestry in her amazing new book "The Art of Tapestry Weaving"