Sunday, 19 January 2014


Last year I did the workshop at the ATW associated with the Kate Derum exhibition. The workshop was run by Kay Lawrence.  For the workshop we had to bring a piece of cloth which had some meaning and I brought our Christmas table cloth.  Many  years ago I made the cloth and when the plum pudding had been consumed, I gave everyone a fabric pen or glitter pen and told them to write or draw something on the fabric.  You should have seen their faces!  The cloth is about 17 years old now and although it is not used every year, it has a wealth of memories.

A section of the cloth

At the workshop we had to use the piece of cloth to design a small tapestry and much of the time was spent in sampling and producing a small tapestry.

This is my first attempt featuring part of an angel and some lettering.  From there I scanned this image and distorted it to get this.

Then finally this.

The colour is not right here because that's how it came off the printer.

So after many months of sloth and disinterest, I have decided to weave this for an online exhibition later this year.  I have a colour pallette and have wound bobbins and started -  full of high hopes.

Hope it doesn't get too hot again.


Mary said...

High hopes are good Glennis. You start off feeling try positive, a really good thing after that enervating week we just had. I hope it flows along beautifully. What size are you aiming for?

Michelle said...

Awesome, looking forward to seeing your progress!

So are you completely finished with your TAFE course now?

Glennis said...

Hi Mary
My tapestry will be a large 20 X 20 cms. That's enough to start with.

Glennis said...

Thanks Michelle.
I mentioned to Cathy that I was disappointed that Yrs 5 and 6 were not available and she has told me that I can do a Yr. 5 design and tapestry subject and a Yr. 6 tapestry subject which I am going to do. I thought the work done in Yrs 5
and 6 were the most impressive. I will graduate next year with a Diploma.

Michelle said...

Oooo, I look forward to seeing what you will be working on this year!

Misha said...

I finally got around to a scan of the local tapestry blogs... I can only say WOW! to the work you've done at both the tapestry and printmaking workshops. The heavily textured prints are really fascinating - maybe I'll get round to one later this year. As for taking a cloth of significance, slicing it up, photoshopping it and then weaving - great result.

What's this online competition you mentioned?

Be well.