Tapestry Diary May 2014

I have committed to a year long project on Ravelry- weaving a tapestry diary.

I didn’t quite finish my May tapestry diary piece in May…. I just finished it today.

I have been bothered and irritated by one of the eyes and just wasn’t happy, so had to do some serious unweaving and unpicking.

I am still not quite there with it, but it’s going to be on the loom until I weave the next diary piece (I warped enough to weave several small diary entries) so, I can puzzle over it more, or simply accept it as is.

It’s called: Woven Women- Spiral Eyes.

Here it is in progress:

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And here it is in it’s ~almost finished~ state (of course, it will have to be ‘really finished’ later when it comes off the loom, but that won’t be happening right away)

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It’s about how we spiral inward when we are faced with difficult events in our lives-

May was very challenging for us, with the death of one of dear old dogs, the destruction of my website by hackers, then, learning that the gallery that was supposed to be hosting the solo show of my tapestries and other woven works has been botched by the builders, so the gallery can’t open this year- so my show is cancelled.

Then, we learned that a long, long time friend is very ill.

Rough, rough month…. and in the news, the school girls in Nigeria still not being released, as well as troubles all over the planet…. oh my….

And, the thing that I take away from my personal journey and looking at what others are facing,

is that we simply have to come from a place of compassion….

which is what the spirals represent to me-

spiral in, spiral out.

The eyes, of course, are about seeing….

the blue around her face represents tears,

the green in the spirals is all about hope.

So… that’s what’s woven into a very tiny tapestry.  (It’s 3 inches by 5 inches)
I will be framing it in one of my painted plaster frames when it comes off the loom.

On a very happy note, I was thrilled today to receive the most gorgeous package of yarn from LeiLaniSue of Heavenly Fibers LINK

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

Thank you, thank you, LeiLani!

So very beautiful!!!!!!! and soooooooooooooo appreciated!!!!!



Filed under Loom & looms & small loom weaving, tapestry, weave along, weaving & handwoven, Woven Women tapestries and woven works

7 responses to “Tapestry Diary May 2014

  1. I noticed you have all the skeins of yarn on the plate. How or what is the easiest way to unwind it? I have purchased one and in trying to unwind it to my bobbin it has become hopelessly tangled

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    • Hello Ladybrook3
      You have to have the skein held in tension to be able to wind it onto bobbins or into balls. That’s why a swift or niddy noddy are such good tools to have in your yarn life. Otherwise, stretch the loops of the skein out around a chair, or tip a stool upside down, or find a friend who is willing to hold their hands out for you, or take 2 ‘C’ clamps and space them apart on the table to hold the skein in a firm loop. Once you have it tamed by holding into a firm loop, you’ll find winding your bobbins or making balls with it is a breeze! 🙂


  2. I like reading your posts, even when I am sorry to see you have had such a sad sad time…someone told me recently it is important to sit a while in the sun gathering light, so you have it inside and can sprinkle it around the rest of the day.

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    • Thank you so much- your kindness is most appreciated! I am a great believer in Dame Julian of Norwich’s prayer- ‘And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well’…. so even when life feels harrowing, I know that it will right itself, and that all shall be well. And, I will remember your lovely advice, and I will gather the light into myself! Thank you!!!!


  3. griffonsong

    Just exquisite! And so exotic, mysterious, compelling…

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  4. Pingback: Woven Women – Spiral Eyes | Tottie Talks Crafts Blog

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