Iris 3 Wedgeweave

Stephanie Hoppe Handwoven Rugs

Iris 4: Iris Dances

Wool warp, hand-dyed wool weft
15  by 21 inches

This tapestry again I wove sideways (from the left side), allowing me to weave the long free wefts that now appear vertical. This technique resembles the wedgeweave of Iris 3, but here the blocks of stripes are woven at varying lengths and angles, making for a freedom of movement in the piece that pleases me greatly.

The blossoms are woven in the vertical stripe, or raised outline, mode of Iris 2, but  more freely,  the dark and light wefts shifting in a checkerboard pattern, emphasizing the stillness of the blossoms compared to the dancing leaves.