Thursday, November 3, 2011

The next step: Nativity tapestries....


In spite of horrid migraines the past 2 days (weather related?) I have enlarged and drawn up the cartoons for the upper portions of the two Nativity tapestry panels. The poor quality of the photo (and the cheesy vintage paneling) are because I did it in the basement, as the rest of the house was just 'too bright.' (Which is actually funny, if you've ever been in an Arts and Crafts house with wide eaves!)

Anyway,weather and head willing, I will be ready to proceed with the weaving of these on Monday. In the meantime, we will be heading back up to the mountains to cut more wood before the snow keeps us from being able to get back into the forest.

I love it when I am at this stage of a tapestry, (or in this case, two tapestries.) When the only thing between now and the cutting off is a lot of time at the loom. Winter is setting in... perfect weaving time! I will try to keep you posted on the progress of the weaving, but posting about weaving an inch or two, while it may be significant to me and may have involved a lot of time and work, just seems like posting 'breathing reports' sometimes.

In the meantime, leave me a comment to let me know you are visiting me and to let me know what YOU are up to! I know there is surely a world out there beyond these studio walls...

2 comments:

Mary said...

Good luck with the weaving, it is always exciting to start. It seems strange to think that winter is the best time to be weaving, it is so dark. I know I prefer spring, especially once daylight saving starts. Summer can be good too, depending on how hot it gets, it's certainly not a thing to do on really hot days.

K Spoering said...

Mary, I think of winter as my most productive weaving time, because I hibernate to the studio. During the spring and summer we have a lot of outside work to do, and we have visitors, and we travel in the fall. But in the winter, there is not much to do but go to the studio to weave! The days are shorter, but that is good, as it keeps me from working too long at a time. I think I started working most at this time of year when my kids were home, and they were at school always in winter, so I had the days to work. They were out of school in summer, so not much weaving got done then.