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FIBER: WEAVING


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I had a life as a weaver years ago and did less and less over the years as life took its twists and turns but I did always spin, in a zen fashion. Then several years ago I got the bug again weaving tapestries. For me weaving and painting play off each other—when I get stuck on one the other helps me out. And now I spin with a purpose.

This Page is a work in progress (as are my skills) but in the mean time here are some samples of my work as I learn this medium.


FOUND OBJECT TAPESTRY LOOMS...

My latest “found object tapestry” represents a wonderful trip this summer to Scotland and uses a piece of metal I found in the Forth River in Queensferry. The white yarn is spun from a tuft found on a fence during a hike on our last day and represents all the wonderful sheep. The other two I spun from yarns from Orkney and represent the beautiful colors of the land. The brown at both ends is from North Ronaldsay Sheep which mainly eat seaweed —had to get some of that— and the variegated is dyed roving from “The Little Orkney Dye Shed”. It was magic to spin.

Beth Emmott
“Thoughts of Scotland”


LAZY DAYS AT THE BEACH!

Beth Emmott
“Wooden Block Loom”
Beth Emmott
“Black and White”
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“Golden Shell”

 

Beth Emmott
“Stick Loom”
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“Down the Shore”
Beth Emmott
“Maybe an Egg”

LEAF SHAPES... working with curves

Beth Emmott
“Blue and Green Leaves”
Beth Emmott
“Three Leaves”
Beth Emmott
“Have a Cup of Tea with Me”

And, here are some weavings on Flickr I did back in the day.