November 25, 2012

goth deathrock subculture no. 1

'Goth Deathrock Subculture No. 1' by Michelle Driver, 2012, woven tapestry (wool and linen)

September 16, 2012

September 14, 2012

mary s riley / nemisx.mind

Mary's project is Nemisx.Mind - amazing work! Model / photographer / make-up artist / designer.

August 20, 2012

tapestry ...

I thought I'd better post a tapestry update, so you can see what I'm up to at the moment, and how my first Goth/Deathrock Subculture tapestry is progressing.

I'm currently in my 3rd year of the Diploma Of Tapestry. This year, I'm studying a couple of subjects, as well as having a large tapestry to complete by November.

I'm trying to cram the 'goth/deathrock' theme into as many assignments as possible, so I can come up with possible designs I can use at a later date.

For the large tapestry, I've chosen an image that I've taken from the internet (original photo taken by Ted Polhemus). Here is the small sampler that I completed before starting the large tapestry:

I decided to change the orientation of the tapestry for the final (since it would be easier to weave on its side), so made it a landscape design 50cm high x 72cm long.

Here is what it looks like so far (shown the correct way around!) - I've done around 22cm - only 50 more cm to go!! ;)

The other sampler I have completed recently is this one - not as successful as the first, but I'm still pretty happy with it:

Most of my tapestry updates are on my other blog (Craft For Misfits!), but I will periodically post updates on here too, since it's relevant to the project as a whole.

I'm also thinking of incorporating cross stitch into this project too, since that's my other textile medium of choice. Stay tuned ... and keep those photos coming!

Michelle xxoo

italy + london, 1994-1996

August 9, 2012

welcome to my little project!


I'm currently learning woven tapestry.  Since Goth / Deathrock takes up so much of my life, I thought I'd incorporate it into my woven tapestry design ... well, I don't know of any other tapestry artists who are working with this theme!

So ... I'm asking if you want to send me your pics (old or new) to be published on this blog.  I will be using this blog as my 'image library', so your image may be used in tapestry design homework, or woven into an actual tapestry. 

The grittier and less 'professional', the better!  I want the essence of Goth and Deathrock, the passion, the DIY values.

It is your choice whether you want to remain anonymous, or whether you want your image linked to websites, blogs, Facebook pages, etc.

If I use your design in class exercises and/or tapestries, I will always note where the original image came from (unless you want to remain anonymous).

What's In It For Me?
The honour of being included! And some cross-marketing if you so wish. But no, I can't pay you - this is all on a volunteer basis ;)

All photos and info can be emailed to:

If you're interested in having a peek at some of my previous designs, you can head over HERE for tapestry, and HERE for my cross stitch designs.