August 20, 2012
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!