Sunday, November 1, 2015
I completed the tapestry today with a warp finishing technique that Peter Collingwood calls "woven edge" and that's found in his book, The Techniques of Rug Weaving. The book is my go-to for finishing methods for weft-faced weaving--as well as many other things, including soumak. Here's a link to the section of the book in which the edge treatment is found in the online digital archives of weaving publications. The woven edge description begins on page 497.
The tapestry is 29" high x 19.25" wide, with a linen warp sett at 8 epi. The weft is wool and linen. It will be shown with the painting on which it was based, and several other paintings made while I was at Lillian Smith Center in early September, in a small exhibit at the gallery in Hansford Hall at the University of North Georgia. A reception will be on November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow I hope to start on the next piece. Maybe!
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 6:13 PM