New Tapestry, May 2023

Congratulations to Joanne T. on her new tapestry!

Joanne Trask holding her Polar Bear tapestry

Weaver Statement:  I wanted to combine tapestry with raised outline and wondered how raised outline could be used as a frame for a traditional tapestry image and if pick and pick could be used as negative space in the frame.  Plus, I fell in love with the Lamb’s Pride color M137 Glacier Ice which I bought on a whim at Eugene Textile Center.  The color made me think of the arctic which made me think of polar bears which are such beautiful animals.  The polar bear is needle-felted and  is my first stab (literally ) at felting.

Polar Bear

Techniques: Tapestry, Raised Outline

Warp, Sett: 12/6 Cotton Seine twine, 9 epi

Weft:  Lamb’s pride, Paternayan, Cascade Sunseeker cotton, Harrisville Highland