Tuesday, 15 March 2011
The Abingdon Tapestry is ready to roll.
Training Day 1 and The Abingdon Tapestry is off to a flying start at Larkmead School. Twelve Year 9 students along with their art teacher, members of the Oxford Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers and two community artists all joined The Big Weave artists to get the tapestry up and running. At the end of the day the loom was warped up, yarn hanks wound into balls, butterflies prepared, the design scaled up and transferred to the loom and the hem woven. An excellent days work and the scene is set to start weaving on the tapestry tomorrow. Some photos from the day shown below.