Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tapestry

Autumn in Muskoka, yarn on cotton warp, 75 x 120 cm
This is not a watercolor or a painting of any kind. It's a woven tapestry, which I made a few years ago, but fully completed and hung on the wall just this week. Finally the result of long and tedious efforts is on display.

The second picture shows the process and the frame loom that I built for the purpose. My initial intention was to make a series of  four panes, representing the seasons. But  unlike weaving rugs, where the whole row is the same color and can be easily automated, this tapestry style involves all manual work similar to embroidery. Unlike embroidery though, here if you don't like something, you have to undo everything back to that point. Not my kind of work!
So, I am left only with the Autumn. Maybe I'll revisit the four seasons idea in painting...

5 comments:

Judy said...

Wow Blaga! Really beautiful! Looks like a lot of work, but worth it!

Jane said...

What a satisfaction this must be to have it finally completed. Absolutely stunning work...you are quite a talented lady!

Tito said...

Hi Blaga, this tapestry looks really beautiful! The colors combinations is so nice, wonderful job indeed! Bravissima!

Blaga said...

Judy, Jane, Tito, thank you all for your very nice comments! Although this piece is outside the painting category, I thought it's interesting to show. I'm glad that now I have no more unfinished pieces of art and craft waiting around, so - full steam with painting! :)

Lydie said...

You're right. It's a lovely piece and the colors are so beautiful !