Monday, October 1, 2012

Nativity Tapestries Cutting Off...


The cutting off for the tapestries I have been weaving for the Church of the Nativity was last night.
Below are some photos of a few of the people involved in the creation of these tapestries: one of the commissioning couple, the congregation's priest, and one of my first weaving teacher's (who came all the way from Denver!)




Below is the left tapestry, which is still attached to the lower beam as I hold it up.


And now the tapestries are at rest on my dining table; ready for the next stage of work, which will involve sewing all the slits, trimming the wefts ends off the back, and lining and hanging them.


 I didn't take photos of the food this time, but between what they brought and what I had out, I should've invited more people! I had planned this to be a somewhat small and intimate event, though, so it was just perfect.


Today, both tapestries and I rested. I took the day off, and read and sketched, had my guitar lesson and did little that required much effort. Tomorrow: back to work.

6 comments:

Rebecca Mezoff said...

Congratulations!!! And what a fun event. Post photos when they're finished. It would be neat to see them installed also.

K Spoering said...

Thanks, Rebecca. And I will post photos when they're done, and certainly when they are installed!

Mary said...

As Cliff Richards sang - Congratulations and Celebrations! Can't wait to see them all finished.
Don't envy you the finishing off, it is just another job to do when you really feel that you have finished.

ringadal said...

The tapestries are beautiful, and the colors are so vibrant. Congratulations.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Congratulations from me too! So interesting to get those beautiful glimpses of the works, - I also look forward to see them finished, Vera

Spinning Out of Control said...

Really beautiful! I love cutting off ceremonies :)