January Week 2 & 3


I forgot how much fun weaving can be 🙂 A long time ago, I took a weaving class and we had 4 solid hours of weaving. I was amazed at how much weaving could get done in that time.  Now I only have a few minutes to an hour to weave each day before I’m off doing other things, but I’m happy with my progress so far. 

I decided to combine weeks 2 and 3 together in this post to keep it simple.

I was happy to use my dyed yarn in this. The purple wool was dyed with Logwood back in 2014 (Top line – Right side). It came out a gorgeous purple colour.


Here is a picture of the tapestry so far. From day 1 to day 23. I’m loving the way the colours are coming together. Two more colours and then the title at the top. I only picked enough yarns to go from December 1st to 25th when I initially setting things up. 








Exciting News!

Over the last couple of months I have been working on finishing a tapestry for the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) “Untitled/Unjuried” small format tapestry show.

It has been sent in and received 🙂

My tapestry, along with many other amazing and wonderful tapestries, will be held at the University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery from July 8th to August 8th, 2014.

April Trafford tapestry_Watermarked








Title: Unfortunately

Materials: Cotton warp/100% wool weft

List of unfortunate events/things in the tapestry: flat tire, broken crystal ball, getting caught in a rain storm (without an umbrella), broken money bag, broken heart, miss matched socks (which some people like 🙂 ) and a no parking sign.

My comments: I started out with the idea of a broken crystal ball that had unfortunate events inside. But when I took the picture with the white background the image changed to a girl with black hair and the unfortunate events/things looked like tattoos on her face. I like the idea that I created a tapestry that can be looked at in two different ways and it’s up to the viewer to see and interpret which one they see. The crystal ball or the girl with tattoos?