Tuesday, April 8, 2014
This afternoon I mailed off the tapestry that was selected for the American Tapestry Biennial 10.
The shipping box I packed it in is the one from Uline that I mentioned a few posts back. It's quite sturdy and I hope it will live up to its reputation as a box suitable for art work shipping.
Here's the way the things came together:
There are three layers of foam in the box; the top and bottom layers have this egg-crate like configuration.
The middle layer is of foam that's cut to make a window within which the tapestry lays.
I covered the face of the tapestry with a sheet of muslin. My name is on all part of the shipping materials, including this cloth.
The 1/2" foam core board lays on top of the fabric covered tapestry. I have a diagram on the board to remind about how it's to be repacked when this show is over.
I wrapped the tapestry in a sheet of plastic and then placed back into the foam window.
The box has plastic lining on both lid and bottom.
And here it is, sealed up and ready to take to the post office. I placed a sheet inside which had these photos as a reminder to those who'll be repacking and shipping the work to the next venue in Kent, Ohio. From there it will travel to Omaha, Nebraska and then be returned to me next April.
I'm wishing this tapestry well on its travels--and the same good wishes go to the work of the other artists who have tapestries in ATB10.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 3:05 PM