It’s as if every row ends with a cliffhanger, and I want to see what will happen next. I know the end of the story, but I’m still eager to see how it plays out. This is how I experience tapestry weaving. I linger here as long as I can. When I do walk away from the loom, I’m already anticipating the next time I get to do this.
I use a cartoon of reduced size as a color reference for making butterflies. A black-and-white version shows me value contrasts. I twist strands of yarn together to find a specific hue and value. Each new butterfly becomes integral to the cliffhanger story. At the loom, my thoughts are fully engaged in the details of this story.
When I pray, my thoughts are fully engaged in the details of life. Prayer answers our heavenly Father’s invitation to come and be alone with him. He listens as we talk to him about our life’s cliffhangers. Prayer is so much more than making requests. It’s about consulting with our Father to gain his heavenly point of view for the tapestry he is creating. When we see the strands come together just so, we know our life’s story is in the Grand Weaver’s hands.
May your cliffhangers have happy endings.
8 thoughts on “Tapestry Story”
This is going to be beautiful!
Hi Beth, I’m so glad you like it!
Thank you so much,
I love the progress. The journey. The pure-ness of the blended colors. Praise God!
Hi Nannette, The progress and the journey make the weaving exciting. The same things make life exciting, too.
Just beautiful. Your comment abt, when I walk away… is exactly how I feel about my quilting.
Hi Cynthia, I’m glad you can relate to that pull back to the craft – again and again. Your beautiful bluebonnets quilt in our living room shows exactly what you mean!
It is so smart to have that black and white photo. The lights and darks are so important. This will be a really nice tapestry. And I really like your beginning border.
Hi Joanne, The black and white photo helps me as much, or more, as the one in color. I agree that the lights and darks make all the difference. It’s fun to have a border that makes a statement in itself.
Thank you so much!