Julie Taylor

Tapestry Weaver

Tag: tapestry

bananas, leaves, blossom and fruit.

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Started weaving the banana leaf shape using the dyed fleece shown above, hand dyed and spun.

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warping up

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This is the first time I have warped up my new Ashford tapestry loom, its nice and easy due to the rotating mechanism. I have  completed the cartoon for the next tapestry which will just act as a rough guide for weaving. I have also finished dyeing some lovely spring greens and bright reds/purples to start. The tapestry will be of banana leaves, fruit and blossom with a lizard in somewhere! My challenge in this piece is to give an idea of rain and water droplets, the tropical storm kind. I will take photos as I go so you will be able to  see it slowly grow.

finished tapestry

This tapestry was undertaken just as a sample piece of blending and paint effects. It is of a detail of a picture by Matisse that I have had on my wall for years ( a wedding present ) and I always thought ‘I wonder if I could weave that bit’, it’s full of brush marks and runny paint and very slapdash…quite the way I like things! Anyway I have learnt so much about blending and colour  it was worth the effort, despite my families question of ‘what exactly is it?’

Matisse’s Chair work in progress update

just a few millimetres to go!

Matisse’s Chair work in progress update


nearly at the end of this tapestry, just a few more centimetres to go……..

Matisse’s Chair work in progress update


Design inspired by a summer of indigo dyeing. Hand dyed and spun wool, silk and cotton

Matisse’s Chair work in progress update


Design inspired by a summer of indigo dyeing. Hand dyed and spun wool, silk and cotton

Rabbits!

60cm x 40cm
Design from a story written and illustrated by my then 5 yr old daughter

Matisse’s Chair work in progress


Design inspired by a summer of indigo dyeing. Hand dyed and spun wool, silk and cotton

Bermuda Beach

Bermuda Beach

20cm x 20 cm  linen, cotton, wool and silk.  Mostly hand dyed and spun.