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.

Monday, September 11, 2006

This is Julie who didn't really want her photo taken this morning, so she sent me another one with her son, Taylah

The tapestry is coming along and weaving has moved into the blue around the trunk of the tree. The pale blues are a bit light on so last week I had to dye some and this week I will be bleaching some of the natural coloured yarn, which is a little on the creamy side, to get a brighter white. This can then be mixed with the pale blue to get an even paler blue, or used on its own as a highlight.

The dyes used in dyeing the yarn are Lanaset, mostly because I am more comfortable using this type but also because they are fast colours and easily reproduceable.


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