First, a little slice of February, March and April from the 2014 Tapestry Diary.
I don't have any sneak peeks of May yet but it is coming along nicely.
I discovered a few wools I liked that I hadn't tried before and a few I wasn't that excited about. I also did some experimenting with singles versus 2 ply yarns and just had a good time using it for my demonstration sample at the shows I've done for the last year or so. Now I will be able to bring it along this year as a finished tapestry!
I can highly recommend this kind of project if you are wanting to spin many different kinds of wools and work with them or if you have an actual flock of sheep that you would like to document in this way.
Now that the flock is finished and hanging on the wall I have been able to start a new demonstration tapestry on the 16 inch Mirrix loom.
Hands On is the working title and the warp for this one is 8/2 linen set at 10 threads per inch. This will be my second experiment with linen as the warp and I may want to include some linen weft as well.
I need to finish my row of double half hitches and choose the palette next. I have been thinking about the colors for a while now...
Hope to see some of you at the Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Show in Sequin, Texas the first weekend in June. There is more information on the sidebar under Shows.
I will also be at Rendezvous on June 14th. Rendezvous is a one day event packed with classes,a spinning circle and venders hosted by the Log Cabin Spinning Guild. This year it will be in a new location at the beautiful Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, Ok. It is always a fun event and I will be following up on a later post with some of the new items I will be bringing to the shows.