Friday, 24 July 2015

Water inspired wall hanging

This is my entry for the Worstead festival competition. The Worstead guild of weavers, spinners and dyers display their work at Worstead church during the festival. This years festival competition theme is Water. I decided to weave a tapestry from a mixture of cream handspun yarn and commercial blue cotton yarn. I surrounded this with a wool felt frame that is embellished with textured hand spun merino wool and silk. I also added lots of beads to represent bubbles. It it finished off with a hand beaded fish. The idea is that the fish is hiding in a cavern (represented by the frame area), looking out into the wild ocean.  This was my first go at tapestry weaving. I think I could have done a better jobs if I did it again, but I still enjoyed it.