Monday, 15 February 2010

Biscuit-fuelled tapestry

I’ve been Little Miss Elusive lately on the blogging front, namely because the tapestry I last posted about has failed to get out of first gear!

Here’s a little photo of what I have so far done, which is quite pathetic!!  The area spanned equates to about 1/10th of the finished article…and that’s without any infilling!


It’s lovely to work on but I’m struggling because a) the thing is just so big it makes it awkward to work with and b) I’ve realised that I watch far less TV than I thought I did and so haven’t really spent that much time on it.

Lying in bed wide awake in the middle of the night last night, I had some flashes of inspiration and have been carrying them around in my head all day till I write them down.  I was thinking that I will return to the loom for some wallhangings that I can rattle off much quicker and quiet my mounting rage at the lack of wall adornment. It’s amazing how free your mind is if you wake in the middle of the night, I always find it great for problem solving and inspiration. Not much fun the following morning though when you feel like a zombie!

So I’m just about to scribble down my ideas on paper while having a cup of tea and some biscuits from my Valentine-inspired biscuit tin. I’m a little too obsessed with biscuits at the moment!



  1. I think if your are about at 1/10th that's good progress for stitched tapestry. The last cushion cover that I stitched I was working at on and off for several years.

  2. But it's a start! Keep coming back to it after some breaks. I am very excited about this project and I think you'll love it when it is done.

  3. I definitely go through phases of working on handwork watching TV and not.

    For knitting, it was hugely helpful to me to go to a knitting group. Are there any craft or stitching groups you could go to sometimes? Or even start one with friends? Or go to a knitting group and then work on your tapestry sometimes there?? I find the combination of socializing and working on something helps me make more progress.

    I'm interested to see what you come up with from your loom. I'm contemplating a giant bare wall myself!



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