Thursday, September 11, 2014
I was able to cut off the tapestry this evening. It's laying out on the floor of the studio now, resting overnight as am I.
Tomorrow the task of tidying up the back and finishing the ends begins. That will be followed by doing the hanging method. The piece is quite heavy so I may weave a band on which to sew the velcro that I'll attach to the back. I've done that several times for larger tapestries, using my floor loom to weave a band of cotton seine twine in an almost warp faced weave, making it as wide as I want. I use the smallest seine twine I have, setting it at about 20 epi.
The photo has more blue in it than the tapestry does... the incandescent lights tonight are effecting it, I think. Maybe the camera is reading blue from the blanket I put on the floor to lay it on, too. I'll be glad to see it hanging because I really can't yet tell how it looks! I think I like it.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 11:33 PM