Sark Tapestry Weaving
Thank you to both LouLou Morris and Diana Scarth who finished the final design for the three tapestry weaving panels whilst on Sark. The design features Les Autelets and part of the coast which can be seen from Port du Moulin – a bay frequented for swimming, fishing and picnics and which featured in the film Mr Pye for the ‘grand picnic’.
While here, LouLou and Diana explained the process of tapestry weaving which was new to all. They also worked on some of the thread colours for the tapestries and enthusiastically wanted to include some of the white Sark sheep’s wool when weaving the sky.
LouLou has agreed to complete the necessary cartoons for the design during the coming weeks and two people have now been tasked with spinning some of the Sark wool for the final tapestries.
During her time in Sark, Loulou also ran a weaving workshop for some of the children from class 2 which they thoroughly enjoyed.
Congratulations again to Kiana who won the competition. Her design will be woven by LouLou and when finished will hang in the same room as the main tapestries. The writing next to the design reads:
“On the bottom right hand corner of the leaf there is a brown circle with dots around it: this represents the community of Sark as it reminds me of a circle of people holding hands. The leaf represents the beautiful nature and wildlife of Sark and I think nature is one of my favourite things about Sark. I chose the colours because they remind me of Sark. Green = nature, trees. Brown = earth, granite. Red = Sark flag. Blue = sea”