Woven for the Guild of Canadian Weavers Test and my first piece of tapestry. I did a 2 week course at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts with Jane Kidd in 1992 (if I remember correctly!) and began preparing for this piece. A wonderful two weeks away soley devoted to weaving and arts.
The inspiration was from a trip to Australia where a building with colourful tiles formed the borders of a garden of ferns and lush greenery. The tapestry is woven bottom to top which in retrospect should have been done sideways. I used a cotton seine twine warp sett 6 epi and Lamieux Wool weft in various weights and mercerized cottons and linen thrums. I blended the colours and yarns as I wove, working to make sure the relative diameters of the bundles were similar.