InstructionsI built my own loom for this project, based on the Navajo no warps ending technique. I used over 35,000 delica beads that I wove into this tapestry. It is 6 1/4" wide by 21" long. The tabs to attach the woven delica tapestry to the rod were made using square stitch. I worked on this project for several years.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Traditional
Japanese Delica beads, Nymo D thread, wooden tapestry rod, silk cord, one glass disc bead.
What was your inspiration?
Hiking on Great Blasket Island, I saw a lone lamb and photographed it with a wide angle lens vertically and captured the lamb, the Atlantic Ocean and mainland Ireland in the background. When I saw the photo I loved the image, the strong diagonals and the expanse of water. I wanted to capture it in beads.
What are you most proud of?
Designing, following through and finishing this project.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Try loom weaving with beads on a smaller project first - try making a bracelet with a pattern you design yourself.