maple bark tapestry
Finally, and after a couple of delays in the process, I struggled to finish my maple bark tapestry; one of the of series tapestries for the Burlington Arts Centre Exhibition.
The idea of interpreting the details of the maple tree bark through textures happened one day when walking along the trails in Crawford Lake.
One tree after the other, some birches and some maples....yet this one caught my attention because not only had intricate patterned lines, fractals of colour...yes. Colour!
Be it fungus, loss or just shadows from an autumn afternoon, but it looked just beautiful. I decided to take some pictures from this particular tree, and this was the image I decided it would be interesting to weave.
The next step was to select the yarns that would talk though it... and there you go. A combination of wool, cotton, silk, linen and of course synthetic and metallic yarns!
I have to confess that the delay not only was because I moved to another house in December which took a lot of my energy and time, but also the fact that this project was tremendously demanding in the detail! Each and every piece of the woven structure had certain combinations and gradation of hues, which made it time consuming. But what can i say, I loved the way colour blend in and I enjoyed even the stress of it all.
Weaving has to be a calming experience, and mostly it is, but when you are running behind a deadline you tend to have the stress factor. I guess in the end, it definitely paid off the extra time.
I appreciate all the followers who have encouraged me to keep up...see you next blog. Want a hint??? the next project is a picture of a fungus with a burnt tree that my daughter took in Gatineau... keep up following the blog and see all the process...again! Here I go. Have a happy weave.