Monday, November 23, 2009

Let's start this up seriously, gang... what say?!

I'm quite interested to make this a forum for sharing tips and ideas about tapestry. You were all eager to join when we began and I was, too. I let the ball drop, didn't I, when I didn't keep posting regularly!! But a few of you faithfully kept up the dialog ever so ofter--THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Now, I'd like to open this up to others who are on the learning journey about tapestry; what do you say? I've already made it an open blog so anyone can read it but haven't announced it anywhere--I think one or more of you may have mentioned it to others and that's great. But I'm going to make it more visible by posting about it to both the tapestry list that Kathe Todd-Hooker owns and Weavolution. Those of you who have been students of mine in the recent past are authors to this post--meaning you can create new posts at anytime you want to but you can't add to the side bar or make overall changes to the format of the blog--I'm the blog administrator and can do that. If you want to have anything added, please just let me know and I'll be happy to try to oblige.

I would like to add others as authors, as well. Maybe those who are recommended by you, me or others from the tapestry list, ATA, Tapestry Weavers South, etc. In other words, folks as authors who have an abiding interest in the making of handwoven tapestry, whether beginner, intermediate or more advanced in their skill level.

I'd like to do this for two reasons--one, of course, being to keep in touch with all of the wonderful people who've been in classes with me. Another is that I'm finding blogging an extremely useful way to share images with each other--rather than through e-mail attachments. If you don't want design or finished tapestry works on the web in a public way, please don't post them. If you do post your design/tapestry works, please state your copyright note about it. However, I think there are lots of tips, tricks, techniques that we can share with others that will add to the ongoing development of us all as tapestry makers.

So... let's get this car on the road!
Here's a link to my own blog posting about the finishing of my most recent tapestry to get us started:


  1. Great idea and look forward to it! I'll send the link on to others also!

  2. And Jennifer DID send the link! Tommye, thank you for the info you passed to her for me on that funky loom. I'm going to experiment with it this weekend and see how it works out. I'll be sure to stop by here with the news. Right now I'm telling myself I just warped up a loom for triple weave, I should be able to figure out how to get a warp and some leashes onto this little pipe loom.

  3. Theresa... good to see you here!
    Let us know how the loom turns out; if I can help, let me know.
    I'd love to see what you're doing with the triple weave, too. I once upon a time was doing three layer pick-up weaves to do pictorial things!

  4. Hello~ I am a beginner tapestry weaver. Many, many thanks to Jennifer for reaching out to me! I will see you all here!

  5. Hello Suzy... hope you'll find both information and inspiration here! And that you'll also share with us about what you're doing.