Sunday, 19 February 2012


Miro is finished; Miro being the small, feisty character on the bottom of 3 tapestries I have to do for my first assignment.

 I had started it when I was in Warnambool, however I didn't get far.  The picture above shows lines over it which I intend to sew on.  I also have some  mentors one of whom thought I should weave the lines. Sewing them on seemed a much easier option and I will do that when I take it off the loom which will be after I do the red one. Although the image is small, it took me several days to do and I am reasonably happy with the result.

Here it is.

Mine doesn't look as happy as the one above and I see that I missed weaving one of the stars. C'est la vie.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Tree of Life

My husband likes to re - invent things and give them another life and as a result I have some quirky  "installations" in my back garden.  At the end of last year, my daphne bush died and it has been dug up and has been recycled into The Tree of Life. My other half has a wild sense of humour.  I will enclose his artist's statement

The Tree of Life

The Tree of life is a rare tree only found growing in locations where it is deemed to be of use to the population.
Commonly known as the Money Tree,  it is often sought but seldom found.
Within the central structures of the plant, you will see how the main branches of society integrate by using the fruits of this plant.
No matter the colour, creed, ethnic background or religion, the fruit of this tree bind the nations through trade, fraud and money laundering.
The example before you is only young and at this stage of development only shows signs of coin.  As the year passes into late autumn, the coins will blossom into notes.

Please do not take cuttings.

Friday, 3 February 2012

More Tapestries

I had planned to do a blog a week, however sometimes life intervenes. Last week I went to Warnambool to begin the third year of my Dip.of Tapestry so Tim's tapestry has not been touched since I returned. However before I went I worked on it as often as I could and it is about half way there. Being a glutten for punishment I now have 3 tapestries on the go.  One for the Circles and Squares Oz tapestry weavers challenge which is nearly finished and my first project for SWTAFE

Here it is; quite a challenge.

Now I have 3 tapestries on the go