Tree of Life - Diary of a Tapestry

The Tree of Life is a 3metre x 5.5metre tapestry designed by tapestry weaver Cresside Collette for the RMIT Spiritual Centre. It incorporates leaf elements from staff and students of RMIT and is being woven by a team consisting of three professional weavers and a number of volunteers. This blog records the progress of the weaving.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Julie Jones is the third professional weaver working on the tapestry. I don't have a pic of her yet but will post it as soon as I do. This is what she has to say about it:-

"Being in my first year as a professional weaver, I was excited to be involved with this project. The project has given me plenty of experience and opportunities to work side by side with other experienced weavers, learning the in's and out's of weaving a very large mural art form tapestry, as opposed to smaller tapestries.
When designing tapestries of my own, I use digital imagery to manipulate and create abstract designs. The pixilation of a finished design is beneficial as it can be translated to a tapestry with ease, keeping the designs invigorating and unique to my artistic style."

Julie graduated in Studio textiles in 2005, majoring in tapestry, and worked on an artist display at the Melbourne Museum during the William Morris exhibition in Decemer, 2005.


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