I am working on a series of circular tapestries that are contemplations on the nature of healing, imagination, dreams, stories and the power of community.
These two tapestries: ‘Each Flower Has a Memory’
and ‘Mermaid Circle of Imagination and Hope’
were woven on many different looms, including peg looms, weaving sticks and a variety of pin looms.
There’s also quite a lot of tatting included because of the soothing nature of lace making.
The tapestries are each 28 inches in diameter (70 cm).
Here’s a little video that shows the new tapestries:
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Yesterday, I was so touched to receive a lovely package in the mail.
In the package, there were 2 vintage/antique Teneriffe Lace looms (Polka looms) and books and several other treasures.
It’s a lovely gift! Thank you so much Camilla!
In the package there was also a lovely letter thanking me for all my hard work.
Also, there was a question about the lower left hand corner of the weaving on the Potholder Loom. I think that this corner of the weaving may be problematic for people, so I am glad that she asked about it.
So, here’s the video explaining the long loop, and at the end of the video, there is a small glimpse at all the treasures in the package. I am so grateful for this unexpected act of kindness. Wow….
PS: There are also a few of the wooden dolls that I love to carve. I couldn’t resist including them in the video 😀
The last couple of years have been really intense as I have been working night and day on two new books as well as new tapestries and woven works.
One of the books is now up online available for pre-order (I’ll post links asap) and one of the series of tapestries is now in the gallery (Harcourt House Gallery in Edmonton), awaiting the opening on October 18.
This piece is from my ‘Follow the Thread’ series of mixed media weavings:” Terpsichore- Carmen’s Birds”.
Terpsichore is the muse of the dance.
This piece is definitely influenced by my husband, Jim Findlay‘s commitment to playing flamenco.
I was having trouble resolving the piece, because I knew that she needed something to lift her to completion.
Then, my friend, Carma, who sings and dances with Jim and Susan and Barb in Corazone del Flamenco gave me a beautiful little black necklace with tiny birds, and Voila! Done! The birds were exactly what Terpsichore was needing (demanding!)
She’s at the #HarcourtHouseGallery in Edmonton until November 23.
I’ll post more pics of pieces from ‘Follow the Thread’ soon.
#YEG #YEGflamenco #YEGart #YEGweaving #YEGtapestry
Oops! I have been so busy that I totally forgot to make a post here on my blog about the Teneriffe Lace Bookmark.
Yup…. it’s been crazy busy here…. whew….. I’m working on one book, while doing revisions on another, researching the next one, writing and designing the techniques and projects for new looms that I have designed, as well as all kinds of family stuff…. yup…. busy!
I LOVE this Bee 🙂
She’s a combination of Teneriffe Lace and tapestry weaving.
She was woven on the Triangle shaped Teneriffe Lace loom that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes.
The looms can be ordered from: LINK
Here’s the video:
The links for all the installments in the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along are at: LINK
Happy weaving! Happy Lace Making!
The Teneriffe Lace Flower is very easy to make.
Here’s the video:
Here’s the link to all the installments of the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along: LINK
This episode of the Teneriffe Lace Weave along is all about color.
In this video, I share some ways that allow you to add color to your Teneriffe Lace.
All of the links for the complete Teneriffe Lace Weave Along are at: LINK
My wonderful son-in-law suggested that I design and make a Bunny for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along to celebrate Springtime and Easter. He’s a genius!
Here’s the video showing how to make the Teneriffe Lace Bunny:
The links that show where to go to get the videos for making the Teneriffe Lace circle and dewdrop are at:
The looms are available from:
The Teneriffe Lace group on ravelry is at:
and the Teneriffe Lace group on facebook is at:
I love Mermaids, so of course, I had to design a Mermaid for the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along.
There are several ways to make her- you can use either triangles or dewdrop shapes for her fins and you can do the more tightly shaped lower body on the left or the wider body on the right.
If you don’t like the ‘Fairy Hair’ option, you can use the Dewdrop shape for her hair.
Here’s the video showing how to make the Teneriffe Lace Mermaid:
The Teneriffe Lace Weave Along continues with a Teneriffe Lace Angel.
I have always loved paper dolls, and when I was designing this angel and the fairy from the previous 2 posts, I felt like I was making Teneriffe Lace paper dolls!
The Teneriffe Lace Angel can be hung in a window or on a wall or in a plant or a Christmas tree or they can become part of a freeform lace project or stitched to a bag or pillow or curtain or garment….
The sky is the limit… wherever they take your imagination!
The components that are used to make the Teneriffe Lace Angel are all shown in how to videos in previous installments of the Teneriffe Lace Weave Along: L I N K S
Here’s the how to video:
And, here is the link to purchase the looms that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes: