Sunday, January 27, 2013

A New Year, A New Tapestry Diary

Four weeks into my 2013 tapestry diary. This one is quite different from last year. (see previous post)

#1  Squares instead of parallelograms

#2  Five days a week, like a regular work week! That gives me weekends off, or it gives me weekends to make up for week days that I have to take off.

#3  Instead of weaving a whole square every day, I weave one fifth of each square every day....that's because they are interlocked, and can't be woven separately.

(See how there is no slit between the squares? That's because the wefts are interlocked every time they turn around)

#4 Instead of exploring black and white with bits of color, I am exploring colors that have very low contrast. This is something new for me. How uncontrasty can I go and still see the difference between two squares? I'm using an off white wool that has streaks of grey and brown in it, and also blending some whites, beiges, grays and for this month, some lavender.

#5 Since I am weaving whole weeks, then do the months matter? Will I change colors each month? Will I slightly alter the pattern, break up the squares the way I broke up the parallelograms last year? I guess I will find out when I get to February!

 Here are the first 4 weeks of 2013.  I wove the number 1 to indicate January, but I'm not sure if I want to pay any attention to the months this could be just about the weeks. Stay tuned to see how it turns out!


Tommye McClure Scanlin said...


Rebecca Mezoff said...

This is great Jan! I can't wait to see the whole thing finished. I giggled when I read your line "I'll have to see when I get to February!" as I just wondered whether you realized today was March 2nd? :) I like the shiny bits I can see in the detailed shot.

Jan said...

Hey, save your giggles! It was posted on January 27th! But yeah, I do realize it's March 2nd. In the 2013 diary, I am working by weeks, so this past week was basically February, and March will officially begin on Monday.