Okay, here’s where I’m at right now. As you can see, the rock faces that make up what will be the left side of the tapestry are done and I’m working my way up what will eventually be the bottom of the tapestry. I’m not sure I’m completely happy with the way the rocks currently look but I’m reserving final judgment until the piece is completed and off the loom.
Once this piece is finished, I’m planning to do another version using the same yarns but with the cartoon oriented correctly. I think it will be interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two pieces based on the direction of the weaving.
I’m heading to the Needle’s Eye this weekend to see if I can find some yarn for the sky that will make me happy. Something variegated with blues and sunset colors.
On another note, I’m loving the recycled silk yarn from India. Such lush vibrant colors. Right now I’m picturing it combined with black yarn in a large wall hanging. Maybe with some gold or bronze metallic fibers. And beads. Lots and lots of beads.
If you have a few minutes, check out Weaving Today’s blog post “Of Memory and Hope” and the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, a nonprofit organization working to promote the history and production of traditional Peruvian textiles.