This tapestry was made with a wild mix of differnt materials, most of which were sourced in the local secondhand store. There is some thin cotton and acrylic yarn, some chunky polyester rug wool, some chunky real wool from a craft material swap and some recycled jersey t-shirt yarn from a craft store. The stick used to hang this tapestry was made from a fallen branch, collected in Helsinki's urban landscape.
The tapestry was woven on a simple frame loom. The warp is made up of three different color sections, which poke through the weft and give an interesting subtle background color shift to the whole tapestry. The different sections, like water, mountains, sun and sky were all woven with different techniques. The water is a simple twill pattern, the mountains are interlocking rows of alternating black and white yarn, the sun is a seperately woven shape and the bulk of the sky is a simple plain weave. The hanging stick was whittled clean of any bark and knots with an inherited swiss army knife and cut to length with a simple handsaw.
This abstract landscape tapestry is the perfect accent for all the nature lovers, mountain goats and traveling wanderers. It makes for a cozy and soft piece of wall art that perfectly fits in the middle of a gallery of travel photos, a plant jungle or on its own as an echo-reducing minimalistic statement piece.