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.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Well, its been a while since I last posted but at last the tapestry is hanging in its new home at the RMIT Spiritual Centre and it looks REALLY GREAT. Here's a few pics of the hanging process which took most of the day! It gives you an idea, too, of just how big the tapestry really is when you compare it to the figures of the people working on it.
The top one is of Sue sewing on the label at the back which records the names of all the people who worked on the tapestry over the months that it took to complete.
The next one shows it being unrolled after attaching at the top and then one of it compleately unrolled with Sue and Cresside (weaving supervisor and designer) standing in front.