Monday, 24 September 2012

Next Spring!


Well, almost a year has come and gone!

I have my new llama. He's called Josh and he's 4. He and Cochise get along very well.


Josh is the tall, dark & handsome one! But now I have to start training all over again.

Tapestry.

I've finished 'Revolt'  Ta-da!

My mother and my daughter helped with the cutting off, and it is laid out on the big work table ready for finishing.




Now I have to finish the warp ends ready for hemming:-



Then hem it all, top & bottom, and add a mounting for hanging.
I like to use a wrapped timber mount which sits a little below the top edge, which is then hung from picture hooks on the wall. (Can't stand the velcro method.)

I have also started drawing ideas for my next tapestry, but not yet finalised. The other loom has been set up and ready to go for a while.



It has a warp of seine twine (no. 9) set at 8 epi. 18 inches wide and 14.5 meters long.
Yes, I know this is very long, but it was an old warp someone gave me years ago, I can't even remember who. It was all tangled with no cross and cut ends. 
I spent several days during the holidays sorting it and freeing up a meter at a time, then winding it on. I created a cross near the beginning and worked it all the way through.
So, now I'm set up for multiple tapestries without having to prepare more warp.
I could do some small, side by side ones, or some longer ones woven sideways, whatever I feel like!

I'd better get back to the drawing board.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Kristen,
    A very enchanting tapestry indeed!
    Your loom is interesting:just what make is it?
    Thank you from the northern hemisphere(Canada) :)

    Christopher

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  2. Congratulations on finishing this huge work! I hope I get to see it in person somewhere one day. It is gorgeous and can you please post more photos when you get a chance either on your blog or the tapestry2005 list? It looks fantastic!

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  3. Hi again,
    Just looked at your back blogs to see Revolt and your loom.
    I like Revolt a lot!!

    Best wishes - Christopher

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  4. I have been lucky enough to see the tapestry, at the Bendigo information centre. It is wonderful and it was especially good to see it in conjunction with the painting.

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