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Handspun Tapestry Weaving

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Free Bird: The Final Weaving Session at Prairie Sky School

The push was on this morning at Prairie Sky School.  This was our final tapestry weaving session.  We wanted as many completed pieces as we could manage, so that Margaret, the show's curator, could hang them for Friday evening's gala.

Besides the show, there will be hands-on displays.  The boys took charge of working on the free-form tapestry.  With this piece, anything goes-the design will evolve as it's woven:

Every bag has cord edging sewn to it when it is finished.  Making these takes a fair bit of time and attention, so students who have completed their bags help out by twisting cords for other bags:

At least half a dozen students finished their pieces this morning.  By the time I left the school, we had 10 finished bags and 3 which just needed their cords:

K's bag:  Note the pile knotting.  The lighter blue knots were made by finger knitting yarns and then knotting them into the bag.

The large tapestry?  Here she is.  I think the children are pleased; I know I am:

I'll be at Friday's event; after that, it's on to other things, for students, teachers and me.  I'll let you know about the Gala evening in a few days.



  1. Wonderful! The children and all who worked with them should be so proud!

    1. Thank you. I was so impressed with what the students accomplished.