Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New tapestry, new baby on board!

Hi to All.
I am very excited to share with you the starting of my largest tapestry to be woven in Canada. The project is an inspiration from a picture I took from a tree bark. The colours are just fabulous and the idea about developing it in a large scale just came to be when Sybil Rampen accepted the project to be woven in the attic of the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
The place is just excactly what it is needed to get inspired! Sybil, as amazing as she is, is a generator of ideas and good energy to be surrounded of. Here in the picture you see Yamile Roa, my Colombian friend who will be helping me as my apprentice to follow some parts of the GREAT weaving.

This was such an exciting moment and we where really having fun putting together the frame loom. If it wasn't for Dale, who I really thank because he was not feeling 100 % great, he managed to do an effort and help us out in the making. Thank you Dale!

Behind her is Dale, a true crafty and Dear friend who kindly helped us put together and partially design the frame loom. It was set in one day, you tell me if he isnt gorgeous!!!

The design is based in one of my pictures. I will try to explore all the possibiloities of textures for the surface with as many diverse materials I can get. Shinny, mate, soft or rigid...everything!

I will keep you informed of the progress of this beautiful project. Good that I have until 2012 to finish, huh?
Good bye for now.


K Spoering said...

This looks like an amazing project! I look forward to watching it's progress.

Ixchel tapestry weaver said...

Yes, we are all so excited already. I will be writing a woven journal for all to see the progress. Keep in touch.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

This is a great project and I love the look of the frame loom. Fantastic that you can get the big space for it. It looks very light and airy. Happy weaving! I look forward to see what you will do!

Ixchel tapestry weaver said...

Thank you Vera. Be sure i will be updating the blog as soon as I do anything else everyweek.
Happy weaving to you too!

Rebecca Mezoff said...

Wow! I've never seen a frame loom so big. This project looks fantastic--can't wait to see it progress!