Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Tapestry

The arts and crafts shop that arranged the event in yesterday's post also has a small gallery for exhibitions. What is on display there varies from time to time. Earlier in September I popped in one day to have a look at some tapestries - woven wall hangings. The artist's name is Birgitta J├Ânsson and her theme for the exhibition was "summer".

I especially liked the big one of a small tortoiseshell butterfly.


These were made with bicycle tubes!


Editing my photos now, Carole King's song Tapestry came to mind for me.
(The album is an old favourite of mine , I have it on CD.)

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold


https://youtu.be/JM07lUytXA0

10 comments:

  1. I can imagine how many hours went into creating these works of art. The butterfly one is very pretty. I listened to a lot of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez in my college years.

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    1. Terra, I like Joan Baez as well, and have one 'collection' CD by her. Joni Mitchell I can't recall having listened to as much. (Probably heard her on the radio but never owned any record by her.)

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  2. Wow, they are so finely woven that they look like paintings, until you get up close. The buterfly one is gorgeous. I guess Boras is the Textile capitol of th world!

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  3. what beautiful tapestries...that butterfly is certainly eye-catching

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    1. Barbara, yes, I thought so. But then that also happens to be one of my favourite butterflies! :)

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  4. Love Carole King, lovely tapestries too

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  5. Those lovely tapestries remind me how much I once enjoyed doing them. I stopped after everyone I knew had been given one of my creations. I think it could be time to start again.

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    1. Wow, I did not know you made tapestries, Pauline. Have you ever shared any of them on your blog?

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