Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cutting off...

A cutting off is always somewhat anti-climactic, to some extent.

My first thought is usually, "so now what?" Of course, that's not the case this time, as I know what comes next... beginning again, on an even larger, more daunting tapestry. And it must be begun very soon. As a matter of fact, my few cutting off guests have just barely left, but I have already gone back into the studio to measure the warp remaining on the loom to see if there's enough for the Fall tapestry, or if I'll need to re-warp. Unfortunately, I need to re-warp. I'll start that on Monday. In the meantime, we're going to our mountain cabin this weekend, so I'll take paint and the inspirational materials that I've been collecting for the next tapestry, and will begin on the maquette.

These are pictures from the cutting off: a good supportive friend making her cut; me releasing the tapestry warp from the lower beam; some leftover snacks (see? we'd have had enough for you!); and finally, me holding up the cut off tapestry, with someone holding the maquette up beside it. I'll post a good image of the completed tapestry after the finishing process is completed.


tapestry13 said...

Congratulations, Kathy! It was wonderful for you to share your tapestry cutting off today! As I saw your photo of the left-over snacks, I wish I'd been there--and then I also thought--"What a great tapestry that would make!!"

I'll visit your website to see the finished piece later.


meabh said...

Congratulations Kathy! What an impressive piece of weaving. I look forward to a photo of it once it's finished off.
All the best,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this momentous time with 'all of us'!