Tuesday, March 8, 2016

O'Brien, in all her chickin pickin glory!


Here she is: O'Brien! She is woven, blocked, lined, and tagged.... everything but wrapped and packed and shipped, which I will do tomorrow. She will then fly her way on her little woven chicken wings to the ATA small tapestry exhibit in Minneapolis, Wisconsin, where I am sure she will be admired by many for the lovely chick she is!

As this is a small tapestry exhibit, with a maximum size limit of 10x10 inches, O'Brien is just 8 inches wide by 10 inches tall. About life sized, actually. I loved weaving all the little bits of color in her feathers! Tiny, tiny threads made up each bit. Many tiny, tiny threads! She was woven sideways, as I just don't think she could have been woven from the bottom up! Lovely fun I have had with Miss O'Brien in our time together. She'll be gone quite awhile, and I will miss her stern eye on me as I weave.

And now, I must get back to the December tapestry on the big loom.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Off the Loom and finishing begun....


"O'Brien," the small tapestry, is finally off the loom and onto the cutting board, being blocked! Tomorrow, after she's rested a bit, I will line the tapestry and get it ready to go off to ATA's small format exhibit. Before I send her off, I'll get a better photo, as this one clearly is not a straight shot!

(My blocking and lining method can been seen here.)