…in sheep’s clothing

You may be thinking this tapestry is not worthy to speak of… but I am rather pleased with it.  The spacing of the warp is further apart and the surface is smoother.  This piece just feels good.  Literally.  I am so in love with wool, I love how it feels in my hands, I love how it smells.   I think I will be a sheep in my next life, but  maybe wool doesn’t always smell that good on a sheep.  Why is there no neutral gender singular for the word sheep?  I looked it up on the Online Etymology Dictionary and I am no more informed than before. 

Design-wise, it could be better. 


I wish the economy would improve for architects.  I want a tapestry loom.


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3 Responses to “…in sheep’s clothing”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    I think it’s absolutely worth speaking of! I love the moment when all that string suddenly becomes fabric. The feel of that tangible thing just makes my heart sing!

    Have you thought about a used tapestry loom?

  2. Agnieszka Says:

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  3. Terri Bryson Says:

    Hi Lauren,
    You are so versatile in your art! I enjoy reading your website very much. I hope at some point we are able to get our small group together again.
    There are a couple of books just our about rigid heddle looms that I want to share with you.
    The first and the one I think you would enjoy the most is “Woven Treasures” by Sara Lamb. This one just came out the beginning of November. This book combines tapestry with making bags. The loom is the rigid heddle loom but you could use a frame loom or any other kind of loom as well. Of course, that’s true of the projects in may books–they can be adapted for many situations.
    The other book is “Weaving Made Easy” by Liz Gipson. This has a variety of projects–all done on the rigid heddle loom.
    Both books are available on Amazon and you can look inside them at amazon.
    When you say you want a new loom, what type of loom are you looking for? Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild newsletter offers used floor looms. The selection varies.
    I find I am caught up in the copper looms right now. The ease of making them and the versatility fascinates me. I am learning that I am an equipment junkie ;-). I have been reading more about things done with simple and primitive looms and that is a source of amazement to me. My cousin has adopted 3 boys from Guatemala and I have a book on the way about the techniques used there. I am betting they use techniques just like the other cultures.

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