coffee pot posts, critters, tapestry, weaving

Saturday morning coffee pot post

I spent so much time on other blogs, Facebook, and Instagram that the morning and the coffee is nearly gone. And some weaving.

Here’s the area in “Cathedral” that I’m concentrating on this weekend. I’m deviating from the cartoon in this area, so it’s a bit tricky.

Another detail. It’s nice to get back out of the shadow. Seems like a metaphor for my life right now, as I rise from a depression/anxiety phase.

I posted this photo for feedback on which tiny tapestry to send to the American Tapestry Alliance’s unjuried “Biggest Little Tapestries in the World!” exhibit planned for Convergence in Reno, Nevada this July. I’ve been convinced to submit the one on the left, which I wove during one of Pam Patrie’s workshops with Archie Brennan and Susan Maffei from a drawing I did of the pines on the seacliffs there.

I’ve always loved the other one, and the frame loom that I’m doing my tapestry diary on was originally warped with the intention of weaving it in a much larger version. Maybe I’ll weave it on the Shannock loom once Cathedral is finished.

More photos from my walk back and forth to work, on the UNCG campus.

Pablocito is the new spokescat for Slowly She Turned. He carries on a long feline tradition that passed from Miss Jazz (of Jazzcat Productions, the website of the 90s), Squirt, and Theo. Welcome to the staff, Pablocito O’Neill! Right now Pablocito is guarding the back of the laptop and purring loudly.

Okay, I’m done with computer stuff for the day. Will be back tomorrow with a tapestry diary update.

2 thoughts on “Saturday morning coffee pot post”

  1. I like both your small tapestries but prefer the one that you like. I thought of entering for this and then didn’t. Would you mind letting me know what size magnets you use, such a brilliant idea for cartoons.


  2. Hi Debbie! I’ve been convinced to send the one on the left by the feedback of the weavers on the small format tapestry Facebook group, and I’ll eventually weave the other as a larger work. The rare earth magnets are terrific for holding the cartoon to the back of the tapestry, but man, are they strong! They are also brittle, believe it or not. Anyway, I got the idea from Janette Meetze, and they are about the size of a dime. I wouldn’t recommend anything larger and smaller might be too hard to pull apart. Also, if you weave with sacking needles or stitch slits as you go, as I sometimes do, they wouldn’t be a good choice because they catch the needles and magnetize them.

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