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Albuquerque, NM, United States
I have been weaving Contemporay Fine Art Tapestries for over 20 years, raising a family in the lovely Southwest. I want to show process which usually gets a back seat to product and share the trials and tribulations as well as the joy and excitement of the creation of art out of a bunch of strings. How remarkable!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I think it was very fitting that I ended the year with a finishing of an old warp (I put on 7 yards and increased my usual 39"-40" weaving width to 47" for the two commissions , see previous postings) and beginning the New Year with a new warp ( 10 yards and back to my usual width). I end a warp weaving 4-5 little pieces at a time. They are a small version of my Feng Shui series that I sell mostly in museum gift shops and some galleries, and are 9-10 inches square.
Here are some pics of them on the loom , as you can see from the pictures it looks quite chaotic but my father always said , " It is hard by the yard but it's a cinch by the inch".

I finish both sides of these " littles " and they don't sell for much but I can often use them to hook people on my work and i sell a lot of them and they are a fun little place to play with color and to keep tapestry skills honed. I did five at a time on that last warp but now I'm on the smaller width.
On this beginning of the warp , ( I always do a bunch of
small pieces at the beginning of a warp just to test it, that way if there are any major problems in the tension from a botched beaming it won't last long and I can re - wind the warp onto the back beam after they are done) I am doing five 13"x8" "Valentines" for a benefit show put on by and to raise $ for our local arts group Arts Alliance . Here are some pictures of them and they are due soon so back I go to weave away!

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful, and I like them even more when they are all together in a group! I agree about weaving something small at the beginning of a new warp.


Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"
I sold this piece on line immediately upon launching my website!