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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The top two photos were taken on the 22nd October and you can see that the little figures alog the bottom have taken shape. On the close-up you can just see how the lines are marked out on the warps before weaving.

This was a lovely morning tea we had on the 30th to welcome Cresside back from her trip the America (that's her in the red and white stripes)

Poor old Julie - in the foreground also in red and white- is temporarily in a wheelchair after falling off a roof and breaking both ankles. However she is now getting around and can still weave from the chair.
The last picture shows where we are at today

OOPS! I must be out of practice! Sorry about that and for not posting for a while. Hoowever I have been taking photos and so this post will be to show you what has been happening since September.The top left picture shows Sue working on the spacing of the warps. This photo was taken on the 17th September. The other three were taken on the 15th October and show howit has progressed. The one of the board shows the completed designs for the three tapestries and are made up of a collage of photographs of the three campuses of RMIT - City campus, Brunswick and Bundoora. I'm having a bit of trouble getting the pictures to stay put in the right order so I think I'll close this post and put the next lot in another.