Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tapestry Woven Vase Finished!

Here it is , as promised! I got it all done this afternoon and managed to get some last minute day light pictures in! I added some of my own fabric/paper beads in greens and purples to the weaving as yet another texture.!! you do all know by now, that I LOVE texture!!!!























As a quick reminder, here is what the vase began as , after both sets of spokes had been woven into the pottery cylinder.















By the time that the snow started falling on Sunday, I had just gotten my head around the tapestry weaving technique. My vase is the one on the right with the least amount of weaving done. I was heading for Purples and greens as a color combo.





So here are some detail shots. If you click on the photos (right click) you can see all of the various textures and fibers used to create this piece. there are sprips of cut up thrift store sweaters, hand dyed purple sea grass, very hairy hemp twine in both deep purple and bright green, sari silk ribbon, dyed cheese cloth, all sorts of various yarns, metallic threads, velvet fabric strips and chenille yarns. this piece was terrific fun to make and if you notice any Gourd Workshops or Basdketweaving Confwerences in your area (there will be one in NC very soon- Marla will be there!) keep your eyes open for Marla Helton. Here classes are worth every penny and the results are spectacular!!


14 comments:

Vicki W said...

You must be thrilled with the results - it's terrific!

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Very pretty! I love all the colors.

jewelrygirl said...

As usual, it is exquisite! I love it.

Belinda said...

Elizabeth this is divine, I love it and I'm in fiber heaven lol. I just purchased some new fibers and wool and can't wait to make a really textured project, love your work. Belinda

Jacky said...

Ooohhhh Elizabeth, these are just so cool.... LOVE them!

Thanks for the pictures on the WIP too, amazing results.

Jacky xox

Genie said...

Lovely Textures Elizabeth!!

Anna said...

Really terrific Elizabeth. It looks just like your work. Now I realize mine looks a little messy....but maybe thats MY work? ;) See you Friday?

Michelle said...

really really gorgeous!!! I love it.

Julie said...

Beautiful Elizabeth and lots of fun too!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

just gourd-geous, E!

Trina said...

Wow, Elizabeth ... this is so cool! Beautiful!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful things here Elizabeth. You create lovely and functional art!

Judy said...

That is lovely Elizabeth! MMMMM!

xo

Patti G. said...

WOW, this came out fantastic Elizabeth! A special treasure for sure! You beads add that unique YOU touch too! Wheeee!
Hugs,Patti

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