Friday, October 30, 2009

and it's off!


Just after the cutting off--

and now, hanging up and out of the way.  The studio is a MAJOR wreck and needs excessive vacuuming--yes, I do mean excessive.




I'm very happy to have this off the loom by my end-of-October self-imposed deadline.  I looked back in a studio journal today and see that I was beginning the weaving on June 3.  Almost five months... but quite a bit of that time was spent not weaving--at least on this tapestry.

I'll be using half-Damascus for the edges, then sewing a velcro strip at the top to be attached to velcro covered wood bar.  Finishing will start tomorrow.

Now... to concentrate on the workshop experience coming up next week!  Four days with Silvia Heyden--how I'm looking forward to it.  The inspiration I gained from spending a short time with her in May, along with other TWS members, is reflected in this tapestry.  Wonder what next week will bring?!

14 comments:

K Spoering said...

Lovely, Tommye! Congratulations on having the discipline to meet your deadline, too. It is a beautiful piece, and I can see Sylvia's influence in it.

Debbie Herd said...

Well done! looks fantastic. Debbie.

sue schwarz said...

hooray, you are bringing it to Durham, aren't you? It looks fabulous.

Theresa said...

Beautiful! And done on the deadline to boot.
Hope you are having a wonderful time. :-)

Betsy Anderson said...

Absolutely beautiful! It seems to show movement when I look at it. I've really enjoyed following your progress on this piece.

Jennifer said...

I'm so excited for you about this piece - it is beautiful, but I also know how you were exploring so many new things. It will be interesting being able to reflect on this experience next week while you are with Sylvia and how it will influence your next piece! I look forward to seeing it in person! Congrats!

Rebecca Mezoff said...

Wow, what a gorgeous piece. Wish I could see it in person! Congratulations on getting it done.

Peg in South Carolina said...

It's beautiful! When I start a new weaving project I keep the area clean and neat and pick up things, etc. But by the time I finish I have given all that up so everything is a wreck!

Alice said...

Congrats on cutting off this beautiful piece. It is majorly gorgeous. Enjoy your time with Silvia. I knew her briefly when I lived in Durham in the late Sixties, and have admired her work so much.

Diane Horowitz said...

What a magnificent piece!!! Wish I could see it in "person".

lyn said...

Wow, Tommye, absolutely wonderful! Silvia will be thrilled to see it... you have pretty much done with this what she has challenged us to do in the distance mentoring program-- taking what she teaches & make it your own, not a copy of her style.

Have a wonderous time when you head to Silvia's studio, I know it will be as mind blowing for you as it was for me & I can't wait to read your impressions when you post about it. Please give her a big hug for me!
Lyn

laurenfinley said...

Congratulations Tommye, it is truly beautiful. I love the soft colors.

Charlotte said...

It's fantastic - and also fascinating watching it grow. Thank you for sharing the process with us.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thank you to everyone for such nice comments. Silvia saw the piece today and I feel good about her thoughts about it that she gave me. I've got a long way to go! But I'm enjoying the ride.
Tommye