Saturday, May 22, 2010
I really have been weaving... a bit...
I have been weaving on the "March" tapestry in bits and pieces of time. I haven't taken photos of it, and, now that I have, I can see why! It's a bit of a mess; with lots of butterflies, which I've pulled off to the sides to take the shot. And the dark/light contrast is so great, that it's really hard to get a good photo. Also, I can't seem to get the purple of the iris to read as purple in the photo. It is really much cooler (a bluer purple) than this shows.
But then, this high contrast is really what this tapestry is all about for me. The extreme dark vs. the bright lights. That is what the month of March is about, too. A bright spring-like day, followed by the dark return of winter.
I have about 6-7 inches left to weave, which doesn't sound like much, if weaving was all that was on my list. I have done with deadlines for this... it will be done when it is done. My grandchildren will all be here next weekend. I am going to see if each of them would like to put a few wefts into this tapestry, which will make it very special to me.