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Marcel Marois is a tapestry weaver whose work I’ve admired for years.  I just love the fact that they begin as watercolor paintings, and every time I think about his work I try to work out in my head how he blends his colors.  With my amateur knowledge I’ve determined there must be a lot of color blending on the bobbin.  What do you think?  Isn’t this fantastic?  Do you have any insight into his technique?

On my end, this week I’ve been making natural dye print samples for a workshop I’m giving which begins this Tuesday.  I’ve always wanted to create a watercolor effect with dyes on fabric and I’m close to achieving what has been in my imagination all these years.  I can see myself weaving a tapestry based on these prints too.  Below are logwood and brazilwood stenciled onto charmeuse.  For more photos and technical detail go here to see my blog post about it.

Janna Maria Vallee


Marcel Marois photos via http://www.paperblog.fr

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