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My wool tapestry

Hi group, I realized that there were a few things over the years that I had not taken photos of and I remedied that. One of them was a wool tapestry. I made a little how-to video using a Martha Stewart loom kit and I may have cross-posted it here, but 2013 was a long time ago! I had it framed under museum glass and it still looks beautiful. Like all fibre folk, I regret not being able to touch it anymore :-)

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Feb. 4th, 2018 05:37 am (UTC)
That is beautifully done!!
Feb. 4th, 2018 05:56 am (UTC)
Thank you :-) I always regretted making the head too small, but I was worried about making it too big!
Feb. 4th, 2018 09:56 am (UTC)
Is this similiar in any way to the rug thing ( don't you love my description)...the hook and eye thing to make a rug? I had a kit when I was much younger and actually loved making that little rug. This however looks more difficult.

The horse's head looks perfect...and better smaller than bigger!
Feb. 4th, 2018 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, rug hooking! Yes and no. Yes in that you use little bits of wool and end up creating a piece of fabric. No in that you don't used a canvas. Tapestry is a form of weaving. You have a warp and a weft.

I wouldn't say that this is more difficult. I taped a drawing behind the weaving frame and followed along. There were some hinky moments when doing the legs and I know I had to undo some work. You could try making a small free form tapestry on a lap loom to get the hang of it :-)
Feb. 6th, 2018 03:41 am (UTC)
It's kind of sad just how dead some of LJ's communities have become, although I've been here for over ten years and not going anywhere anytime soon...because of all the great people I've met on LJ and the sense of community. I cannot STAND Facebook, or Dreamwidth, and so many people have left for those online venues. Do you have a page there though on FB ( I do have some artist friends there and some relatives, just to keep in touch with people who don't know about LJ) or, do you sell anything on Etsy?
Feb. 16th, 2018 03:23 am (UTC)
I feel the same way! I post to crafty on DW, but most of my fave communities are dead too. I do enjoy the slow place and make a point of commenting to show that some of us still care, darnit!

I have an art LJ at purpleponyart with all my links at the top for you to follow :-)
Feb. 16th, 2018 03:51 am (UTC)
Oh ok let me go there:)
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