Drum roll please… And now, I present to you: Siblings
The Siblings tapestry is a woven expression of personal meaning. The tapestry tells a story of a singular incident, almost hidden in the excitement of the occasion. Lucia grasps Ari’s wrist as they approach Sugar Pie, the bunny. In that moment I see something worth keeping—precious sibling love.
Please enjoy this short video of the process of weaving and finishing the Siblings tapestry.
May you know the security of true love.
32 thoughts on “Siblings Tapestry and Process Video”
Good morning- I did enjoy your video and seeing the finished piece. Ive only ever used a small frame for tapestry weaving but I think that Ill try using my floor loom. Thank you for the inspiration
Hi Susie, I enjoy using a small tapestry frame, too. And using a big loom like this for tapestry is energizing, because your whole body is in motion as you weave. I hope you try it.
This is beautiful! Great job!
Hi Wanda, Thank you so much!
It is in inspiring to watch your tapestry project from start to finish. You make it look easy, but I’m not fooled! I’m awe-struck!
Hi Susan, On one hand, I would say it is not easy; and on the other hand, I would say that once I get going I’m just following the cartoon and I feel like I’m coloring in a coloring book, which is not hard.
Thank you for your compliment!
All the best,
As a beginning tapestry explorer, I am stunned and so very much in awe of the talent, time and the raw beauty of sentiment that went into this glorious piece of fine art! Congratulations and I am delighted that the artwork is hanging, finished in your home studio. Be very proud and may this be a treasure for generatuions. God bless!
Bethany in Kingston, ON
Hi Bethany, Your expressive words touch me, especially “raw beauty of sentiment.” You have blessed me.
Well, that was certainly worth the wait! It’s marvelous!
Hi Geri, Oh, Thank you so much!
Such talent! You’ve created a beautiful work of art! Thank you for sharing with us!
Hi Kevin, Your compliment means a lot to me. Thank you for participating in this journey!
Beautiful. Mary Cassat and Georgia O’Keefe in a textile format.
Thank you for sharing.
Hi Nannette, I blush to be included with such grand company.
Just beautiful, Karen!
Hi Betsy, Thank you so much, friend!
This is lovely in design, workmanship and message. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Linda, Thank you! You list the most important things. I’m honored to receive such a compliment.
All the best,
Oh wow! Just . . . Wow!
Hi Joanna, Thank you, your enthusiasm is contagious!
A special memory made by your hands,Karen! It’s beautiful!
Hi dear D’Anne, Thanks for your kind words, my friend!
I recently had the privilege of seeing an exhibition by Helena Hernmark who has a world reputation for her amazing and huge tapestries, many woven for corporate offices on commission. She moved part of her studio to a local art museum and was “Artist in Residence” for several months. From a distance, her pieces are photographic and she weaves on large Glimakra looms (Helena is a transplanted Swede). Do look her up…she is inspiring. In December I got to visit her real studio in my town when she received my copy of Vav Magazine by mistake, probably the highlight of my year!
Hi Marcia, I have a book of Helena Hernmarck’s work, and I study the photos in it for ideas and inspiration. I knew about her artist in residence at the Connecticut museum, but I didn’t find a way to make it there. I’m so glad you had the opportunity! How fortunate for you that your magazine was sent to the wrong address. Oh, visiting her studio must have been a real treat!
I’m grateful that you thought of letting me know about Helena Hernmarck!
I was taught at my Grandmother’s side how to embroider and I developed a love
of making pictures with needle and thread. I can’t draw a straight line or make a round circle with a pencil, but I love the cross stitch and how a picture slowly takes shape with the slow transition of color.
I visited a museum recently with some fun loving friends and we saw some lovely pieces of hand made art, but there was nothing in that museum that spoke to me of a labor of love and passion like the “Siblings” tapestry.
Last year I started to teach myself how to weave and twine, with the help of new friends in the guild I joined, but WOW. I see I have a very long way to go and learn. Thank you for sharing your prize with us. God Bless You.
Hi Aleta, I admire your ability to create pictures with needle and thread. That ability will carry over as you explore tapestry weaving. Get all the books and resources you can to learn and practice the basics of tapestry weaving. And then, maybe you will be fortunate like I was to take a workshop or class from Joanne Hall, or another world-class tapestry weaver. I, too, have a very long way to go and learn. But that’s the joy of this weaving world—there’s always more to learn.
God bless you and lead you, too,
Karen, thank you for inspiring us and
letting us be a part of your adventure… It turned out beautiful! Tapestry is now on my list of ‘To Do’ items for sure!
Hi Lanora, I’m grateful that you choose to come along with me! I’m glad if I’ve prompted you toward tapestry weaving.
Amazing piece! I love it! The texture is wonderful in it..It looks like you skipped places in order to achieve the texture. Could you coment on that?
Hi Louise, Thank you for such kind words! This is threaded in rosepath, a particular four-shaft twill threading. I use a rosepath treadling pattern in between plain weave rows. So, part of the texture you see comes about naturally through the floats (skipped threads) in the rosepath.
Thanks for asking about it.
All the best,
So beautiful and precious!
Hi Linda, Thank you very much!