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Friday 4 January, 2008

by Rosemary at 4:53pm in Anything goes 2 comments Add your own

A late Christmas present was delivered for me today - an adjustable floor standing frame for my tapestry frame. I almost always have a wool tapestry on the go - sometimes they take me ages, but I like to pick it up when I feel like it (sometimes I wish it was more "useful" - there's a limit to how many framed tapestries one's home can accommodate). I find it hard to get a comfortable position to sew, so I'm hoping that this will be better.

Dan's done some lovely wool tapestries - it was he who got me started - and he's currently making a beautiful rug. And has been making it for nigh on 10 years, we reckon. He bought the wool and the canvas one year for my Christmas and said he would give me the completed rug to me the following year. Boy, he's building the anticipation! It's a lovely pattern in blues, golds and creams, called "African Marigold" by Beth Russell. It will be truly stunning when it's finished - it will be a crime to walk on it!



Wednesday 9 January, 2008 at 6:00am

Can you post some pictures of your tapestries? I would just love to see them. I bet they are BEAUTIFUL!!!


Wednesday 9 January, 2008 at 10:00am

Hi, Wanda. They are all in glass fronted frames, so I don't know how well they'll photograph but I'll give it a go. Dan's Mum collected needlework and she gave some to me when they moved to a smaller houe. My favourite is an embroidery of pansies - it's lovely. Our best tapestry is three rabbits that Dan did for me years ago. I'll see if I can do a littel gallery.

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