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.