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From here…. A new Landscape Tapestry – one of the most romantic commissions I have woven….and I’ve woven a few…

Just over a year ago – I was asked if I’d be willing to take on a landscape commission… as most of you know – I specialize in portrait tapestry weaving….so you can understand that landscape is a little different for me…. The client had a photograph that her husband took and cherished that she wanted to have as the inspiration for a tapestry… I decided to create a new design so the tapestry wasn’t just a copy of the photograph but became a little more layered – I added the longitude and latitude of where the photograph was taken and also added a secret ingredient of the constellations of the members of their family – secret because it can only be seen at night!

As the tapestry was a gift and the recipient didn’t know about it until it was finished and posted to him – I wasn’t able to post pictures until now….

 

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Here is an image of the glow in the dark thread – whilst the tapestry was still being woven – you can see the bobbins with the glow in the dark thread hanging!

The tapestry has been woven using Appletons crewel wool ¬†and some polyester glow in the dark thread…The warp was cotton and all woven at 10 epi

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nearly finished!!!!!!

2nd portrait of fiona nearly finished!!!

2nd portrait of fiona nearly finished!!!

the threads in my magic box to weave fiona tapestry

the threads in my magic box to weave fiona tapestry

Hurray nearly finished ,it always seems slow this bit but I’m nearly there!
I really am pleased with it…its one of my most tricky portraits yet!
thought I’d also show you the threads¬† bought from the handweavers gallery which is a specialist shop in london.
These are singles hand dyed linens and are just to dye for literally! they are beautiful to work with and I love using them in my portraits.
beautiful threads from handweavers gallery london

beautiful threads from handweavers gallery london