I have been so busy with family duties and other pursuits the first half of this year that I didn't get around to uploading the final pictures of my wren bird tapestry so here they are just before the year closes.
The second half of my year was spent learning the clarinet (something I have always wanted to do), my sister visiting from Britain and a trip to Portugal with my better half right before Christmas. There we re-united with six of our oldest and dearest friends from the UK. My painting took second place this year and the easel has stood empty but 2018 will be art - and music - filled I hope.
After knotting the lower warp threads I really had some fun. I think I must have been channeling my hippy self from the seventies! I wrapped the warp with different coloured yarns that were used in the tapestry, threaded on wooden beads and tied on feathers.
I was happy with the overall look in the finished bird tapestry. For a first attempt at designing and weaving a tapestry I was quite pleased. More importantly my grand daughter Wren loves her wren tapestry!
I learned so much making this and will approach the next one in a more thoughtful way on the technical front shall we say. I was just enjoying the 'doing of' and seeing my design take shape with this one.
Time to improve my method and have less wobbly sides on the finished tapestry. Less wobbly sides? sounds like a new year's resolution to get fit, lol. Here's wishing you all a fit and healthy 2018 dear Readers!