Julie Taylor

Tapestry Weaver

Tag: work in progress

Fish Lips update

Nearly completed tapestry. I have really enjoyed using these gorgeous vibrant colours, especially on a a cold dark January day!

Nearly completed tapestry. I have really enjoyed using these gorgeous vibrant colours, especially on a a cold dark January day!

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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.

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.

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

madder, weld, logwood purple Earth Hues dyes

Matisse’s Chair work in progress


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