"Inspired originally by ancient rug bags, Brizel Silk Tapestry is a technique that was developed by me in order to create woven rug-like thicknesses without the use of a loom. I wanted to work in spiral formation since most of my motifs are round in nature... i wanted the flow, form & color to follow that pattern... so I adapted upon crochet... when using a crochet hook, each thick silk yarn loop is pulled tightly before I can make the next one... so that the end result is very thick and dense. Once I have created the round diameter of the piece, I then free form to square it off... The creation of a Brizel Silk Tapestry piece is both a conscientious & effortful act... in other words all that pulling & tugging is hard work on the hands, wrists and arm muscles !"
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through my Silk Tapestries.
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