|detail, "April" maquette, K Spoering|
Here is a small bit of the maquette for my next calendar tapestry, the one for April. It will be called, "April, Come She Will," after the Simon and Garfunkel song of that name, which is one of my favorite songs, and has long inspired me in a number of ways. Obviously, this piece will at least partially be about my love of music. In fact, the bird is also a personal reference to the Beatle's song, "Blackbird," which is one of the most challenging and rewarding pieces of music I have learned to play on my guitar.
I finished the maquette this morning, and this afternoon I am choosing the yarns. Tomorrow, I will tie the warp back onto the lower beam of my loom, and draw up the cartoon. The next step after all that will be to begin weaving, and I can hardly wait!!
I am so enthusiastic about weaving again and about this somewhat personal design, that I believe it will weave fairly quickly. There are also not as many details and fiddley areas as many of my recent designs have included. Perfect summer weaving! I'll post my progress as I go, so you can see if I am right in these predictions.......