It was a small tapestry of a black cat walking away down a path. It was striking and memorable. I did a few samplers and looked unsuccessfully for local workshops.
On Ravelry there is a tapestry weavers group and much discussion about an online tapestry weaving class. Rebecca Mezoff has a variety of classes and I have jumped in with both feet.
This is my tapestry thus far, see how neat the back looks. This is a sampler with each section demonstrating a different technique. After reading the handouts and watching the videos you weave a section. In order to complete each skill you post a picture for Rebecca's evaluation.
I am using my 12inch Mirrix tapestry loom warped at 8 ends per inch. The warp is 12/6 seine twine and the weft is Harrisville Highlands 2 ply yarn that I dyed with Greener Shades. I am enjoying learning these new skills and very surprised at how well this online format works for me.
Throughout my life I have always believed I cannot draw. It is true, I can't. However, all these wonderful ideas for future tapestry are rolling around in my brain and I need them on paper. So I splurged and spent all of $6.99 on a visual journal kit to try my hand at sketching and water colors. What have you told yourself you couldn't do?