In the first seven day stretch of my summer residency at Fibreworks Studio and Gallery (aka the yurts) in Madeira Park BC I changed my design plans multiple times. Since this series is based on a catalogue of hundreds of similar photos of Katie and I with our respective artworks, I was able to weave and decide later which exact photo I was riffing off of. I settled on weaving just the handball court that many of the photos were taken in at Jefferson Park in Harlem, NY. This decision was in part based on the fact that I found it very hard to concentrate on weaving in an often busy, public space. So, weaving the simplest version of a photo, omitting bodies and artwork, was both time and sanity efficient.
In the 65+ hours that I spent in the yurts this summer I estimate that I wove for around 45 hours of it. This is the first time that I've been able to keep close record of how much time it takes me to weave a piece. It's a labour of love, my friends. This piece measures 39" X 28" and is woven with 100% Canadian wool spun at Custom Woolen Mills in Alberta Canada. I dyed two yellow colourways using the natural dyes osage, fustic and weld.
I will be at Fibreworks Studio and Gallery again on the last weekend of August from the 25th - 27th and then from September 26th-28th.
I am also teaching a one day introductory tapestry weaving workshop in Langdale on the Sunshine Coast for Fibre Camp. There are still spots available!