Detail of Tapestry by Kelly Riordan

Detail of Tapestry by Kelly Riordan



Each meeting of the Seattle Weavers' Guild features a segment called "Hot Off the Loom". During this time members display and explain work they have recently done. In February, 2019, member Kelly Riordan spoke about a tapestry he had completed.
"Exploring geometric patterns is enjoyable and this one is a detail of a much larger tapestry. The area with grey shades uses two strands of yarn while the rest uses single strands of the same yarn. The scale of the grey shades area is twice that of the single strand areas. You can see this in the grey steps which are twice the size of the singles. I thought this use of double strands would be a clearly visible texture against the single strand areas, but that did not happen. Lessons come from unanticipated places."