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!!