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.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The new loom has been assembled (its BIG) and the designs for the three new tapestries have been reproduced to size for the cartoons. And now the warping up has started as you can see from the pics. The three tapestries - one for each of the three campuses of RMIT - will be woven at the one time. They just fit across the loom. The other tapestry you can see in the background is the Harmony Tapestry woven for the city of Greater Dandenong by some of the weavers who were associated with the Tree of Life tapestry and who will also be workingg on the new ones. As you can see it shows a number of different textile fragments form different cultures and these represent the different nationalities and cultures found in the City.