I started making this book during my workshop with Sandy Webster. The idea is to "take a thread for a walk" as Anni Albers was once instructed to do. The gray thread is hand-spun paper on which I've written my thoughts about our current cultural and national situation. To spin this paper, I wrote on Thai Kozo paper, cut it into strips, dampened it, then rolled it into "yarn." It was a way to "vent" my frustrations and fears It All.
In December 2014 I decided I'd draw a picture on every full moon for the entire year of 2015. I did that. As it turned out, 2015 was a year of significant transition and upheaval for Larry and I. In March, 2015 I had thyroid surgery, and as I was recovering I realized that if both Larry and I were down and out sick and needing expert help, we couldn't get the level of care that we'd need while living in Clarkesville. Plus, our daughter had moved to Decatur from Seattle. By October 4, 2015, we'd down-sized and moved to a continuing care retirement community near Atlanta. That's some fast foot work, friends. Here are some photos of the book, "Full Moons of 2015." I plan to weave most, if not all, of the full moons of 2015.
Here is the first full moon drawing of 2015.
And, here is the woven tapestry of that image.
I spent Nov 4 through 10 at JC Campbell taking a workshop with Sandy Webster, "Books That Are All About The Stitch," which was combining paper and fiber in a book. My goal for the workshop was to get help with how to design content for books I want to create. We went up and down, back and forth about what I wanted to "write" about. Dementia. This is the book I made. I spun Thai Kozo paper into yarn after I had written on the paper my feelings and thoughts about dementia.
Pat enjoys designing and weaving tapestries, designing and constructing books, knitting, cooking, and fooling around in Atlanta, GA. Member of the American Tapestry Alliance, Tapestry Weavers South, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance and Atlanta Shambhala Meditation Center.