Blue Moon Green Cheese, 34" x 14" wall panel woven by hand on a complex loom. This art work is 1 of 4 in my series of Moon Tapestries. It is my interpretation of a complex weaving pattern for an 8 shaft floor loom, which I reinterpreted to make it my own unique design.
The title, Blue Moon Green Cheese is a nod to an old myth I recall from childhood, s "The moon is made of Green Cheese." Why they ever said that, who knows? It inspired me to weave this superb wall hanging.
The panel measures 34" long by 14" wide. The left side has a black background (the warp
yarns); the right side has oatmeal colored warp. The two contrasting colors, black and oatmeal, were threaded (strung) onto the loom before weaving. Threading the loom takes an exorbitant amount of time and concentration. Each individual strand of yarn has to be threaded in an exact, precise sequence to create the moon patterns.
The weaving begins after the loom is set up and all the yarns are in place (about 450), following an exact sequence to create the pattern which, remember, I manipulated to elevate a traditional weave structure into a work of contemporary art, made entirely of yarn. I wove the moon pattern into the black and oatmeal warp using a bright blue yarn alternating with a grey-green yarn, in alternating bands.
Tricky. Complicated. Labor intensive. Immense patience required.
How long did it take me? 30 years of weaving experience + a lifetime of textile work + 8 weeks of design time + 8 weeks in process on the loom + 2 weeks after weaving to finish off loom (tie up loose ends, fringe, hems, press, mounting brackets, photograph, etc.).
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Blue Moon Green
Cheese is a striking addition to any home or office decor.