Have Your Way with the Weft in Tapestry
Recently I have been exploring new materials to spice up the appeal of my tapestries. These first two images show you part of a piece I named, The River Runs Through. At the left you see the strips I used that were torn from a variety of sari silks. The rich variety of colors and textures keep my attention sharp as I weave, tuck and turn different colors into place.
Another type of material used for weft is created from selvedge scraps that are gathered in bulk from a retail company that creates fine geometric wool blankets and flannel throws. These colors tend to be much more muted and earth toned. The shag that results from the finely fringed edges tucked into position on my tapestries make an appealing statement.
Stop on by my gallery sometime to see these in person. The first two weekends in November I participate in the Orange Country Artists Guild studio tour. Watch for the sign # 70 which points your way to my place. And visit my website to see the many different types of fiber art I offer.