Woven Women- Edith’s Song

I’ve just finished weaving a new piece that I have called: ‘Edith’s Song: No Regrets':

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

For the last 3 weeks, I have been weaving away, loving working on a sampler for Part One of Rebecca Mezoff’s online tapestry weaving workshop. LINK to her course outlines.  (Love the course, highly recommend it!)

While I was weaving it, I got inspired to weave the last section in 3 panels- one for the torso, and 2 for the arms.

I shaped the upper edge in a semi circle to be the neckline of her bodice, and left empty triangles at the elbows so I could shape bent arms.

I pulled the warp strands to bend the arms and to shape her torso.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

I chose to leave the slits unstitched in the lower panel so I could weave in narrow bands that I had previously woven on my double hole rigid heddle loom.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

I also used the narrow bands as the hem and other embellishments.

I cut the head, hands and feet from 1/4 inch plywood.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

The wings were a serendipitous thrift shop find.

The beads around her face are a peyote stitch tube that I made a couple of years ago and have been waiting for the perfect project.

Woven on my 16 inch Mirrix loom, using Paternayan tapestry yarn that I inherited from my mother and handspun from my daughter in law.

She makes me feel happy.  :)

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6 responses to “Woven Women- Edith’s Song

  1. Caroline

    What a beautiful, exquisite lady – a breathtaking work of art!

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  2. This is magnificent Noreen…. but I want it to be one of three – a tryptic! I think it is a wonderful and moving peice (peace) Thanky you for sharing…could you share it on my FB pagr – you would need to post it? Hugs of congratulations.

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  3. She’s a lovely tranquil person, I’ve never seen a combination so interesting and beautiful!

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