February 24, 2011
Here is what became of the small tapestry frames I was making- four infographic time tapestries, each representing four different spans of days. Each color represents a different activity, with certain colors being threaded throughout the series. The yellow-gold, for instance, represents eating. And the darker purple/navy represent sleep. The warp was calculated for it's full capacity of yarn and then divided into hours based on how many days I would try to fit into each frame. One hour was about 1.5" of yarn. So each activity was recorded, measured, and woven into each frame.
October 13-18: The first was done over a wedding weekend in Bucks County, PA. The turquoise here represents socializing, the cream hygiene like brushing teeth, showering, etc, and the orange dancing, or exercise. So the third day from the top is the wedding day, made obvious by the gigantic amount of time getting ready and then hours of eating followed by dancing.
October 27-November 1: The second tapestry was made during another wedding weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, only two weeks after the first. I enjoyed changing the palette each time, seeing the different relationships between colors and the random patterns made with each quantity of time.
November 9-16: The third tapestry was made during a hum-drum week in New York, with the gray representing the workday, a splash of ocre for meals, and the last two days filled with turquoise socializing and brick television/movie watching. Must have been a cold weekend!
November 23-28: The last tapestry so far in this series was done over Thanksgiving weekend while visiting my grandparents in Yorktown, Virginia. Full days of turquoise socializing peppered with navy naps (in the second and fifth days) and a whole lot of food (yellow). My favorite holiday!
I believe I'll continue this series- the frames were really satisfying to make, and weaving on the subway is a lot of fun. And I still have a lot of yarn left over!