After all the talk several months ago in the tapestry group about The Thread’s Course in Tapestry by Mette Lise Rössing, I decided to order it.
I like the fact that it’s spiral bound, always handy to keep the right page open. The book is in Danish and English, which takes a little getting used to, at least for me. The illustrations are all hand drawn and are very good.
Which brings me to this very fuzzy picture below. This soumak may be open, closed, or both–for some reason those terms are confusing to me. But this is what I started an ended the rug with. And have I tried a bunch of ways of doing this beginning and ending stuff. Right now, I like the way this looks. After it’s off the loom, I still do the weaving of warp ends, which leaves them pointing in the right direction for the needle-weaving part.
I like this book, although I haven’t tried very many of the techniques. Might be interesting to do a sampler, starting at the front and working my way to the end.