My new Fireside Loom is also behind schedule and has not arrived yet. this is not surprising given the winter in Pennsylvania where it is being built. I can't complain because it has given me time to finish my works in progress.
The new Ymmyarns and color cards for wool and silk have arrived! I am happy to have new color cards in stock so if you have an interest in these yarns just send me an email.
I photographed it against a backdrop to include the edges. This one took a while to finish and the first day I could hang it on the wall was pretty exciting. After a moment of silence though I swiftly moved on to finishing the smaller tapestry on my 16 inch Mirrix loom.
It is on the finishing table here and the threads have been trimmed and secured. The warp is linen so I decided to use a half damascus edge to allow little knots of linen to show at the top and bottom. I thought that would be a nice touch since the linen warp is also used as weft and I planned to make a linen mat for it. The batting covered board that will become the mat is shown behind it against the wall.
I am not sure much difference is visible in the photos but the first one is a natural color and best matches the thread I used as warp.
The second is a little lighter and also has a more pronounced linear look to the weave which I thought was distracting.
It feels great to have both of these pieces finished and now maybe I can start on the paint box cartoon before the new loom arrives.
I an enjoying my tapestry journey through 2015 and excited to see it rising day by day.
With all the finishing done I am ready to move onto to a few other neglected areas including entering some shows and maybe I will finally do an artist page for ATA.
Also right around the corner is a trip to North West Oklahoma State University in Weatherford to enjoy talks, workshops and an exhibit when Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei visit during April. There is a lot to look forward to!