Wednesday, February 22, 2012
My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue...
(Shout out to Carole King in the title up there.)
That tapestry I posted last Thursday? Soon after I posted it I went in my studio and turned it into a skirt:
It inspired me to seek out my collection of tapestries that I had stashed away. To my surprise I found another Dogs Playing Poker tapestry, same theme, but a totally different rendition. Years ago I had tried to turn it into a skirt but didn't like how it was turning out so I stashed it away. Looking at it again, I realized my mistakes, took it apart, and reworked it in the same style I made that first one.
After that skirt I was on a tapestry kick, so I made this one:
and then this one:
and then I made a dress:
Sage likes that one. He said, "You should wear that to church!" Ha. It would turn heads, that's for sure.
I also made a bag:
and a pillow:
And now, sadly, my tapestry stash is depleted.
And I also just realized that these technically aren't tapestries by the Wikipedia definition, just printed cloth. Oh well, they're in the tapestry tradition so I'm going to keep calling them tapestries.Real woven tapestries wouldn't nearly be as soft and wearable as these.