Saturday, January 25, 2014

2013 Tapestry Diary Triptych Finished

I just took a few photos of the 2013 Tapestry Diary Triptych. It was woven in three pieces and they are attached where the hanging sleeve is placed at the top.

The only thing left is to attach an ID tag to the back of the tapestry with some additional information.

I thought it was interesting that each panel is proportionately longer than the next.

The second photo is just cropped a little differently. It is much harder to photograph larger pieces with my limited skills!

Another one of the top half...

and the bottom half.

Now I will turn my attention to completing the finishing of The Mango Hunters as I am continuing to work on 2014.

This one required hours of slit sewing and a cotton backing was attached to each separate panel and then a hanging sleeve was stitched in place across the top of all three panels.


  1. Looks wonderful. That is a LOT of work! I warped a large loom once way back in 8th grade. My dad bought me the yarns that I picked out. They included lots of nubby ones. I got the loom warped and during the night someone got into the classroom and tangled all my threads ruining it. I never even got to weave one row! I've never done more than some simple box weaving with my kids since. I have thought about doing some weaving with beads but that's as far as I've gotten. Your work is just gorgeous.

    1. Thanks, it is a fairly slow process but I enjoy it and my sketching habit is very useful for new ideas. That sounds like a bad first experience but maybe you should give it another try. If you look back in previous blog posts you will see some of the weaving with beads that I have done. I use it mainly for jewelry and have many pictures in older posts. For the last two months I have mainly been working on the tapestries.

  2. Looking at your side bar I realize I did do a weaving in high school. It was with a backstrap loom and I made a full moon in a simple mountain landscape. I let the top warp hang over the moon as mist and gathered the bottom into small knotted fringes. My teacher wanted to enter it into the San Diego County fair but for some reason they didn't take it. My sister took it and hung it for several years. It was made with plain knitting worsted. I couldn't afford fancier yarns. Boy, memory lane, lol. I have heard of Mirrix looms through bead magazines I used to get.

  3. Mirrix Looms are great for tapestry and bead weaving, they are very versatile, portable and designed to last.

    My email is on the upper right of the blog if you have any questions just let me know.