Tuesday, September 2, 2008
A private affair...
I usually have friends, students, and other guests to my tapestry Cutting Off events. Today, I cut a piece off all alone, except for my cat, who truly wanted to help. (He is sitting on my lap, helping post this, as a matter of fact.)
This tapestry is not a big one. I haven't measured, but I think it's about 16x18" or thereabout. The colors do not show well in these photos, as it is evening, so I had to use a flash, which seems to have robbed it of what little color there is in it. I will share a better photo after I have sewn slits, blocked, and finished it. (You can see more about my finishing process here, if curious.) The photo above shows the tapestry still on the loom, with half of the warp threads already cut and tied off. The photo below shows it 'resting' on the floor. I will move it to the dining room table, where I do the finishing work. Tonight, I will let it (and me) rest overnight, and then I'll tackle the slits, etc. tomorrow. I would like to have it done to show in an exhibit I'm having with my students, which will be hung this Friday. Guess I'd better hustle!!