Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mug Rugs

Weaving a set of mug rugs on a sample loom ~ a canvas board for oil painting ~ they make great weaving sample and class loom because they have tooth that holds the yarns in place.

Xmas prezzie.  8-]

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Badge in Progress ~ Wearable Art

Added a couple beads to make a moth/butterfly.  Changed the trail to match color with the critter.

Can't quite see the detail in the weaving.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Badge Mini-Tapestry

Not a name tag per se, but a personalized artistic badge to wear to Loscon and others.

I'm adding a moth/butterfly.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Facescape ~ Trimmed

Facescape:  Moth to Flame

Pretty light-weight for its size.  I may tack it down to a background in lieu of attaching loops.

Or...what if I quilted it, complete with a narrow border?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Looks dry to me.  Now I'll remove it from the board and trim all the loose ends.  

Monday, September 29, 2014


Closest to true color.  Pic. taken in the sun.

Pinned, Wet & Set


Wet & Set.

Now I wait for it to dry.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Facescape Nearly Done

Embroidered the mouth and details in the luna moth.  

Just about ready to wet & set.  Maybe a tweak or two first.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stuffing and Tucking

First pass ~ all gaps closed.  I'll be stuffing in more thread where needed in a bit.  But first, time to tuck threads.

Tuck, tuck, tuck.

All tucked.  Time for a break.

Experimenting with eyelids.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Really Close

Really close.  Lots of fiddly bits yet.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Closing in on it

Just a couple large areas to fill in, then lots of stuffing here and there to shape up the design and even out the threads.

Also embroider the mouth.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Another Couple Days

Time for bed.  Closing in on it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back At It

...after a few weeks off.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Messy Stage

I'll need to tuck some threads soon so I can see what I'm doing.  ;- j

I guess it's got to get messier before it can get neater.

My poor little messy "lion."

Monday, September 1, 2014

More Weaving

Weaving away.  Trading off between weaving and assigning fighter poems.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

More Raveling on Facescape #1

It's starting to come together.  All the major elements are in there now.  

Loki likes to help.  ;- ]

Time for a stretch break.

Need to lay off for the night.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Unraveling the Face

Sometimes you unweave more than you weave (technically I guess that's not possible, but I did do a lot of unweaving yesterday trying to get the face just so).  Not there yet, but better.

The black line was too thick so I reworked it in a finer thread.

Now I'm battling with the mouth.

 Time to move onto another portion of the tapestry before I get too frustrated.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


The lines might be a little too thick on the face.  I'll try swapping them out for something finer.

Facescapes ~ sketches

I've started a new mini-tapestry.  I call the theme facescapes.  Here are a couple of pastel sketches.

This is more or less the composition I'm going with.

Luna Luce

Hanging on the wall.  I'll start making the grouping shortly with Lucy's pieces.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weaving Tabs

Wove tabs to hang the tapestry.  Attached them to the top.  Could have been longer, but this will do.  I'll have to dye or stain a dowel about that size.  Should work just fine.