I like to come prepared when we travel. Prepared to weave, that is. Our recent camping trip to Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim is no exception. Relaxing after a full morning of hiking? That’s tapestry time. Rainy day? No problem. Time to pull out my small tapestry frame and do some tapestry weaving.
To view the incomparable expanse of the Grand Canyon leaves me in awe. It’s as if the glory of our Creator is on full display. Oh, the colors, textures, and breathtaking drama!
Our hearts turn to recognize God’s authority when we view the wonders of his creation. And, in the awe of it all, we pause to consider the vastness of his personal love, such that the Grand Weaver grants us the pleasure of creating something small with colored bits of yarn. Oh, the wonder of it all!
14 thoughts on “Grand Canyon Weaver”
Great post! Your tapestry is lovely. The North Rim is so peaceful compared to the South Rim.
Hi Beth, We enjoyed the quiet at the North Rim. Yes, very peaceful.
Karen, You put into words what my spirit and heart have always known. Living in the Great Lakes states and watching the clouds, land and water the textures heal the heart as does the weaving. May your words and weaving continue to help and heal all those who follow. May the Master continue to influence your Way.
Hi Rachel, It’s a blessing to meet on common ground, under the watchful care of our majestic Creator.
Thank you for your encouraging words,
You have given me a wonderful start to my day.
Hi Jeanne, I am so glad! Thank you for telling me.
This morning I drove down to SE Wisconsin. Low fluffy clouds. Pure autumn blue above. The trees starting to go russet and cranberry.
God has indeed given us his best work.
Hi Nannette, I could go on and on about the clouds, the colors, the trees. God’s art is the best!
We have been camping too, so not only can I relate to your camping journey, but I so love your tapestries. I will be teaching beginning tapestry on a frame loom for our guild in October and I hope that I will be starting another dozen or so new tapestry weavers.
Hi Joanne, The more new tapestry weavers we can start the better!
I loved seeing these beautiful pictures!
I have a questions about draw loom weaving. I’d like to know what book(s) or videos you would recommend for me to start learning how to set up the loom for drawloom weaving, and also how to set up patterns and weave them on the drawloom. I’d like to attend a class in person, but can’t right now. So I’m hoping I can still learn from books or videos. I don’t have a draw loom yet, but might get one in the future.
My loom is the Glimakra Ideal 39” horizontal countermarche.
Hi Lynette, The book I like to refer to for everything drawloom is “Drawloom Weaving,” by Joanne Hall. She gives you everything you need to get started.
All the best,
Your photos and beautiful words bring to mind our camping vacation on the North Rim with three children in a tent. Those little ones now have little ones and not so little ones. God’s creation is still around us.
Hi Linda, What great memories you must have. We saw many tent campers at the North Rim campground. Thanks for sharing.