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January Week 1

I’m so happy that I made my first goal with weaving this year! I’ve made 10 squares on my tapestry one for each day of the week. Now to get past the two week mark. 🙂

No comment on it taking to day 15 to post this though. Lol. #BabySteps !

Here are some of the wool & cotton I used for my first 10 Days.

And a pic of what I have done so far. I forgot how annoying slits can be. I know that some people sew them together as they go and other’s sew them together later. I haven’t decided which direction I’m going to be going in but I think to make this easier, I will sew them as I go.

 

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June 2016

My latest tapestry, Beyond the Gate, will be included in the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) 11th International, unjuried small format tapestry show.

I’m super excited!

My tapestry will be hung in the Milwaukee Public Library from July 26th to August 11, 2016.

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Title: Beyond the Gate

Materials: Seine twine warp and wool weft

My comments: I took a class with Elaine Duncan many years ago and I learned how to draw designs that would work when weaving a tapestry. This is one of the many designs that I ended up drawing during the class. I loved the idea of a gate and what opening or closing one could mean. I can’t wait to expand on this idea and others I thought of while in the class. 🙂