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Author Archives: Janna Maria Vallee

Twill and an upcoming event in NYC

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I learned to weave tapestry in 2008 in my first semester of textile art school in Canada.  It was the first form of weaving introduced in the two-year intensive program, and I’ll admit it was daunting at first.  We were
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Mini silkscapes

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Hey, I’m back!  I took a wee break from posting here since I spent the past few weeks on vacation in Canada, and while there I used much needed babysitting time to apply for art related things (shows, grants etc), which
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Weaving twill with two shedding devices

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I’m continuing on with my adventures in double shedding devices (of course using my naturally dyed yarns again).  This time I’m playing around with twill – one of my all-time favorite weave structures.  There are endless variations of twill!  Something
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Rusted woven wool

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  Here is peek at the current state of my rusted woven sample.  I like how it looks somewhat like a salvaged woven artifact.  I did the rusting over a few days, between an old iron and iron plate, turning the
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Natural Dye Sampler

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I finally got around to finishing my last tapestry.  As mentioned in my last post about it, it showcases two different ends-per-inch using two shedding devices.  And my favorite aspect to this piece is that it is a natural dye
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back to basics

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  During this Mirrix journey I’ve learned a lot about what I’m capable of doing with a little one around.  Even though the reason I am drawn to weaving tapestry is because of it’s slow factor, having a toddler around
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Off my Mirrix

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Off the loom today is my circles weaving, done with two shedding devices.  I can’t tell you how much I love this technique and the dimensionality it offers.  As I mentioned in my last post I’ve woven in both 12
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