For this sample, I selected a very simple painting of Mount Fuji which I bought in Tokyo, just before I left. I was attracted by the simple shapes and range of colours which captured the essence of Fuji and was very keen on using it as inspiration for a tapestry weaving.
I selected some yarns for the mountain and the lake and sky and made my first wrapping:
I wasn’t satisfied with the colours and decided to try mixing some of the tapestry yarns to achieve a graduation of colour. The second wrapping helped me to select yarns closer to what I wanted to achieve in the tapestry and I felt that the proportions were more accurate.
Mixing the tapestry threads helped me to active a graduation of colour for the lake.
I added in some white threads for contrast but should have made them less regular.
Curved wefts and Ghiordes Knot:
The finished tapestry: