I've decided to start a weekly series with each post showing off a weaving artist, weaving style, technique, or even one particular weaving that is or has inspired me.
Today I am starting with Janette Meetze, a tapestry weaver whose blog can be found here - http://jmeetzestudiocommonthreads.blogspot.com
The above image is her 2014 tapestry diary. It's so beautiful and I am amazed by the detail, colors, and shapes. I'd love to try a diary myself. I'd have to think about if it is possible with the size of my loom - I don't want to only have room for the diary, I need the space on it for other pieces. It is something to think about, though I need to decide quickly I think, since January is halfway over already.
This next tapestry by Meetze is called 'The Mango Hunters'. The depth and realism of the fruit and bowl are so good. Again, I love the colors and the details - especially the leaves on the sides peeking out beyond the border.
Looking through Meetze's blog has been wonderful to me in terms of ideas to try and things to learn about. Honestly, a lot of what she talks about is beyond me, as she works with looms I haven't had the chance to try yet and uses terms and techniques I don't know about. But I am interested in learning about them and looking at her work has me excited about the possibilities!
Christine, artist and maker