Monday this and that

My good friend Vikie in Montana sent me more “Door” pictures for my Photo Challenge.  That’s the spirit!ImageImage

I’m working on some smaller tapestry pieces.  I find it is a good way to try new techniques and color arrangements before starting on a bigger project. It’s like swatching in knitting. I use the Schacht tapestry loom.  This is a design from Navajo Weaving Way: The Path from Fleece to Rug.  After it was finished, I noticed one section was off one warp thread.  Lesson learned:  count twice, weave once.ImageImage

Now I’m working on some color techniques for the mountain lion tapestry.  I want to try some shading and color gradations. ImageImage 

Another technique I’ll be using is weaving from side to side instead of bottom to top. I wanted to try long curvy sections as background for the mountain lion weaving.ImageImage

These are not the actual yarns and colors I’ll be using.  My good friend and fellow Yarn Babe, Valley, gave me several yarn sample cards to try.  



Winter weather is coming our way, so I should be doing some serious spinning and weaving .  I’ll show my spinning from Basically Benita’s Dyed in the Wool “Fiber Binder” goodies soon.  

See ya,



About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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3 Responses to Monday this and that

  1. Cindy in Fl says:

    Ha,ha on the doors….I’m still going to do mine but the cosmos have conspired against me….it will happen! I love your tapestry samples! I just sold my big floor loom but have my knitter’ s loom and it would work well for small projects like this!

  2. I envy you your skills with tapestry weaving. One day…

  3. says:

    Hi – I have just read your comment about cats and dogs on my blog. Another similar quote is
    dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, pigs is equal.
    Your tapestry is lovely. Wish I had a loom.

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