One year I wanted to make tapestry cards, but who has time to weave 75 tapestries?
Back then, at the dawn of civilization, color copies cost $1.75 each, so I didn’t want to weave one tapestry and make multiple prints of it.
So, I wove a strip of 8 small tapestries, each about 3 inches square, cut the strip in two, then laid them on a color copier and had 10 copies made. That came out to 22 cents per image.
Since there were 8 different images, I figured I could use the same images over and over, as long as I kept track of who got which image every year.
This was years before I had a digital camera, or a scanner, or knew how to use Photoshop.
Even with my rudimentary Photoshop skills, it would be pretty easy now to design cards using these images, and then have them printed on cardstock, instead of having to do all that cutting and pasting.
It was a lot of fun figuring out how to weave holiday images. Some came out better than others.
I’m particularly proud of these very simple stars, which were woven sideways with pick and pick rays of light at right angles to the striped ones. It's a uniquely tapestry solution.
Have a happy holiday season, and a new year filled with tapestry adventures.