Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hi all,

Are you still weaving? If you couldn't figure out what the last weaving I did was... it was a bumblebee on a flower. Organic shapes were right, Tommye. Thanks for your comments.

Here is another finished tapestry. If I left out the red I would say it was a lemon, the shape turned out to be fairly good for a lemon. Remember, I am still learning. I bought some wool at a local yarn shop in Kennesaw, worsted weight. I think the wool does much better than the cotton but I need the economy to pick back up so that I may go buy a large amount of various hues and shades because there just are not enough colors to choose from. I still don't understand yarn and weights and am afraid to buy off the internet. These were from the Brown Sheep Co. and they smell heavenly. I keep sniffing them.

My husband brought home these yarn snippets the interior design dept. at his office was throwing out. Great value gradation but only 4" long and not a wonderful feel to them. Any suggestions as to what can be done with them? Or should I just toss them out?


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hi ya'll,

I have still at it. Here is my latest tapestry. First question for you - can you tell what it is? It is about 6" square and the weft is 3 strands of perle cotton so that I could mix colors. Still need a little practice on that.

Tommye, I am finding I having trouble getting the initial weft hitch (when I add a new strand) it won't hold tight. Is this because it is slippery cotton or maybe I am not doing something right? Is this where you would stitch it down whilst you go? Just wondering.

Tapestry Yarn from Norsk Fjord

I got in my first order of tapestry yarn from Norsk Fjord today. It's really scrumptious.

First Tapestry

I've already shared this photo with everyone in our group but decided to post it here to learn how to upload to a blog. I hope we'll all be able to get together for a tapestry update soon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hello--Let's have a blog together!


I'm starting this blog to see if we can use it as a means of communication about our tapestry learning experiences--both successes and challenges. I'm inviting the five of you from the CHG tapestry class first. Later I'd like to include other former students from classes I've taught at John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont. I think this might be a way that we can show and share through words and photos and have these archived so we can easily find something again (I have trouble keeping up with attachments sent to e-mails!).

I'd like to keep this as a private blog, open only to those whom I invite. If you're interested in participating, follow the instructions that blogspot will send you. You'll have to have a google account (free) to access but that's easy to do... just follow the directions you're given in the invitation e-mail.

Once you've begun to access the blog, I'll change the settings to make each of you an author so you can post both entries and photos. At any time you can make comments to a blog posting.

OK... so let's start with a graduation photo from the end of our CHG class.

Send photos to me of your finished work and/or work in progress and I'll upload them until I've changed the permissions settings so you can also be an author on this blog and can post them yourself.

Here's wishing happy tapestry making to you!