my tapestry post card
made it to New Zealand!!!
After a mere three weeks
and a giant ocean,
Sue reports that it got there looking good.
I love the postal service so much .
as I want to let you all know
that Rebecca Mezoff and I
are hosting a live webinar
this Saturday, 20 JULY 2019
at 10 AM Pacific time
(that's 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern and on from there).
Here is the LINK to register:
and the perfection (if I do say so myself)
of using Four Selvedge Tapestry
that prompted us to set up the webinar,
though we're open to all tapestry questions
so ask away --
either in the comments of this post
or on Rebecca's facebook
(which I don't know how to access but assume,
if you do facebook, you do).
I believe Rebecca is in the midst
of weaving her post card right now,
if not one of her marvelous diary tapestries,
so will be utterly in the mood.
well, in addition to the joy
of having my post card arrive,
this Four Selvedge technique
continues to blow me away.
Every time I think
I've got a handle on what can be done with it
a new idea emerges.
I'm a bit nuts about bringing tapestry
into my everyday life
not only as post cards
but also as
books, boxes, bracelets
and other things to wear,
most of which
would not work nearly as well
without this warping/ weaving system.
What ideas do you have?
What are you longing to try?
Want to talk about it?
(with my concertina of course).
but luckily I had my linen shirt with me
so could remain relaxed and relatively cool
as I struggled to learn
several new tunes every day--
while 100+ lovely people of all ages
and a variety of instruments,
were doing the same thing
a few feet away.
three different teachers per day,
each teaching a different fiddle tradition,
with a different teaching style,
(and that is before adding electives).
from one approach
to the next
All three of mine were amazing,
and now and again,
(to my amazement),
I was even able to notice
how my brain responded
to each approach,
that the ones that were the hardest
(aka made me extra grumpy),
made the most sense later on.
(along with the once overwhelming
and now lovely list of new tunes),
was the joy of allowing myself
to try them all
while also noticing--
now and again--
what worked the best for me--
which often meant
not doing much of anything at all.
(My inner rebellious teenager knows way more
than anyone gave her credit for back in the day).
the practice of being kind to myself
seems just as relevant,
so instead of madly warping a loom
to show you something new,
of making the new tunes my own
and adjusting the fit
of my tapestry-embellished
for the 27th time
so I can wear it
for the Webinar.
Hope you can come!
ps -- don't forget to put your questions in the comments
pps-- the webinar will be recorded, so you can watch it later if you can't make it on Saturday -- though I think you still have to register to do this (not positive about this point).