I want to show you some photos from the making of a tapestry.

My tapestries are made in wool, linen, a smaller amount of cotton, and sometimes a small amount of synthetic yarn.

 

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The wool is spun at the Wålstedt Textile in Sweden (www.walstedts.se). They spin yarn from an old Swedish breed of sheep named Rya-sheep. This sheep has very long glossy and strong piles of wool, which are spun into beautiful tapestry-yarn.











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For each tapestry I dye the colors needed, in different hues, in different values.




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I twine three linen yarns in different colors on a spinning wheel to get the warp that suits the tapestry I am to weave.

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