of 99% of the drawings I've made, mostly in the very early hours of each morning--with coffee, right after writing in my journal. I used to have them loose, in portfolios or packed in those plastic sheet protectors in large notebooks. They were all over the place. Way messy. Way too hard to try to look through them. Once I began making handmade books, my approach changed. I saw a video on youtube about how to bind loose pages and got to work on binding all these small (usually 5 x 7 inches or so, give or take) drawings into books. The bindings of the loose drawings are the ones with the horizontal stitchings on the spines.
Here are 3 newly bound books. I'm waiting for my inner designer to come up with some sort of title to put on the covers.
This tapestry took me way longer to weave than one of that size ordinarily does. Not sure I like it. About half way through weaving it I became bored with it. Please note: photo is of very rough, unfinished state and still warm from the cutting = ) I have yet to make a few adjustments. BTW: what would look better—knotted warp ends or make them disappear? I tried the thing about weaving in every other warp end, but that doesn’t work when half hitches have been applied. Size: 38 x 34 inches.
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.