Thursday, September 11, 2014

Off the loom, at last



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.

8 comments:

Trish at Tangled Threads said...

Hi Tommye. It is so beautiful. So much more impressive than the partial shots as you were working on it. What will be the finished size? Trish

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thanks, Trish-- it will be about 65" h x 60" w.

Loree Jackson said...

Beautiful!

Sandra Rude said...

Love it! So nice to be able to see the whole piece, not just small 'slices.'

Tien Chiu said...

Beautiful!! I love it.

Teena Tuenge said...

I think I'll get to see this in person at the Blue Ridge Fiber Show. Great!

Trish at Tangled Threads said...

The other thing, Tommye, that I forgot to put in yesterday's comment is that the tapestry is so much deeper and vibrant than the painting. It is more "alive" and inviting to me.

Sue said...

WOW. It is gorgeous. Congratulations. Hope to get to see it up close.