I’ve just finished weaving a new piece that I have called: ‘Edith’s Song: No Regrets’:
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.
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.
I also used the narrow bands as the hem and other embellishments.
I cut the head, hands and feet from 1/4 inch plywood.
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.