Weave-Along 26 Challenge: Fiber Weavers, Pick Up Those Beads!
A Loom To Last a Lifetime: Stories of Some of Mirrix’s Oldest Looms
Tapestry Yarn from Mountain Meadow Wool Mill (Sold by GIST: Yarn & Fiber)
Weave-Along 26: The Whitney & Willa Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Why Tapestry is Woven From the Bottom, Up
Weaving Inspiration Abroad: Morocco
How Does Art Make You Feel? (And Sheila Hicks at Centre Pompidou)
Over the past few weeks I've spent a lot of time in art museums, from the Dalí Paris to the The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. I saw lot of modern and contemporary out-of-the-box and thought provoking work that has my mind still spinning.
As I wandered around these museums trying to ignore my aching feet (we walked over 100 miles on this trip and a big chunk of that was on the unforgiving marble floors of museums) I tried to answer this question about each piece I was drawn to: How does this make me feel?
Help me Choose my Yarn! Part One (My Personal Journey)
The Act of Creating
The 3 Elements of a Quality Weaving (And How to Achieve Them)
Why aren't my edges straight? Why is my warp showing? What materials and finishing methods make for a quality weaving?
These are questions every beginning weaver (tapestry or weft-faced) has had at some point. Straight edges, correct warp spacing and durability are three basic elements that help to make a quality weaving. Below we discuss all three with information about achieving each one.