Saturday, March 8, 2008

Complete, cut off and finished...and on the way!

Meredith and I cut off the small tapestry for the Land exhibit on Monday. She was such a wonderful assistant for this piece and, from what she's told me, found the experience to be rewarding for her. It was certainly a great experience for me! We cut the bottom warps loose from the loom first--that's my backside as I'm doing some of the bottom cutting!

Then we cut off the top--that's Meredith at the right putting scissors to the task. I still have a bit of warp left on the beam and I'll retie it for another piece. This narrow and wide design is something I may try again. Or I may use the warp to do several side-by-side smaller pieces. Nothing is designed yet but might be a good place to do some sampling of thoughts and ideas.

After we admired our work for a few minutes, Meredith began picking out the header at the bottom. Then, I finished off the piece with a turned back hem (the light green at top and bottom is the hem area). I put a lining at the back to secure the weft ends and also the hide the hem. Since I'm sending it to be pinned up rather than having a more permanent mounting method I thought it might be easier for the show hanging folks to handle.

Legacy Continues..., 81 cm wide x 9.5 cm high


  1. Wonderful, as always, Tommye. I do like that format! I didn't weave a piece for the Land exhibit, but I'd really like to see it. Do you know if there will be a website or a catalog?

  2. Thanks, Kathy,
    I think no catalog but will be a notebook of info about exhibiting artists, from what's indicated in the entry form. We also were requested to send a CD, if possible, so maybe there'll be something online in the future. I'd like to see the whole exhibit--and the others exhibits along with the conference as well!

  3. Hi Tommye, Congratulations on your piece for the Land Exhibition.I am attending the Symposium so I am looking forward to seeing your tapestry in the flesh.I hope to take lots of photos.I created an account on webshots to upload photo's from the Symposium so that others can access them.Debbie.

  4. Debbie,
    GREAT! I wish I could go...but too far at this point.
    I know it will be an exciting time. I'll look forward to seeing your shots.