Cowgirl II

Cowgirl II

Burlesque is an exciting and expanding dance medium. As a burlesque and belly dancer I think about the boundaries I am willing to cross. Particularly, what I, as a dancer am willing to expose. Most of the the tapestries in my Burlesque series are based … Read more

Orange Torso

orange torso

This tapestry was developed while I was studying at West Dean College. I dyed all the yarn there and wove the tapestry when I returned home to my studio. The tapestry is an oval mounted on a rectangular stretcher and slightly stuffed to give it a … Read more

Torso I

Torso I

This tapestry was my first attempt at weaving with a linen warp and weft. It is a test of skill working with such an unforgiving material. This was also my first attempt at a shaped tapestry.  Linen warp and weft 23 x 12 inches Sold

Torso II

Torso II

This tapestry was a study to experiment with a coptic technique called flying shuttle. The weft of the line flys over the ground weft. The lines appear to be stitched on the surface but in reality they are created as you weave.  Wool weft, seine twine … Read more

Seated Figure

Seated Figure

This tapestry is woven in two setts, 6 and 12 ends per inch. I used this technique to help delineate between the figure and the background. Using smooth silk for the figure and tussah silk for the background furthers that end. Silk and wool weft, seine … Read more

Standing Figure

Standing Figure

This tapestry is woven in two setts, 6 and 12 ends per inch. I used this technique to help delineate between the figure and the background. Using  smooth silk for the figure and tussah silk for the background furthers that end. Silk and wool weft, cotton … Read more