Wednesday, 27 July 2011


I always wanted to weave.

Ever since I found out what weaving was.
I learnt the basics at school in craft classes (until the craft rooms were burnt down, new looms and all). I had to wait until I was married before I got my first table loom, And I was happy with that for a few years. But what I really wanted was to weave PICTURES.
I tried various ways, such as inlay and brocade, but they were too stilted and not what I was imagining. I found out about tapestry but avoided that because it was SLOW.
Eventually, while studying for my Certificate of Applied Art(Weaving) at the Melbourne College of Textiles, I did a unit of Tapestry. That was it. That was what I wanted. I did a second unit of Tapestry. 
Later I did a few years of the Diploma of Tapestry course at the SW College of TAFE (Warrnambool, Vic). 
Now I had the knowledge and tools to do the tapestries I was imagining, and the rest, as they say, is history. 

I like frogs, and I wove this one a few years ago. 


  1. Now THAT is a frog! He's lovely. And your blog is lovely too. Welcome to the blogosphere, I hope you'll enjoy it!

  2. Well congratulations for both the blogging and for the weaving. Tapestry is the air we breath...slow technique, but who wants to do fast things in this already fast running world? we need tapestry to ease our minds and soul!

  3. Beautiful Frog, beautiful blog! Congrats Kristin!

  4. Great to find you here! it's a nice blog - I love trees,
    and your nice woven frog too!

  5. beautiful frog. happy to see another wonderful blog, encourages me to maybe step into the blogging world some time...where is my granddaughter when I need her.

  6. Lovely tapestry. I am currently semi-obsessed with bark, especially eucalyptus, so really love this one.

  7. Would you be kind enough to explain "timber mounted" if in your description of how you mount your tapestries.
    I dislike velcro too!

    Many thanks