While waiting the last week or so for my loom to arrive I have been staying busy in the studio as the anticipation mounted daily.
Weaving on the tapestry diary for 2015 has been coming along, it is always exciting to shift into a new season and try to portray the subtle changes that take place daily.
I have enjoyed working with the hills and valleys of the year 2015 and have started to think about where the next years journey might take me.
The Lani Loom is always busy. Here are the four tapestry bead cuffs that came off the last warp. One of my favorite projects and a great way to learn some tapestry techniques and just play with color and design.
I also designed a braid for
a silver pendant with a copper Border Collie on it which turned out quite nice.
I stitched it on to the front after pinning in place around the edges of the linen covered board.
Then I stiched again around the back.
Next, the trimming of the tassel where the two ends came together. I thought os so many ways to finish these ends that further experiments may be needed.
I also included some recent reading material in this photo. I printed my ATA coda so that I could read at my leisure.
Then I let it sit over night with some weight on top and
Viola! here is a photo hanging on the wall. I am happy with the way this turned out and it is satisfying when two interests on parallel paths suddenly cross in a happy way.
So, an interesting little side story; the next day Mack was watering some outside plants around the studio and found a washer. We quickly referred to the labeled packages of hardware for the loom and discovered a note that the cloth beam washer was taped to the cloth beam. It must have fallen off while the loom was being carried into the studio. Hmmm, another half day of work to take the loom apart and place that washer on the cloth beam between the worm gear and the side bar. Yikes! It is once more back together including the missing washer though.
Next step, winding the warp, maybe today. From my spot in the world to yours, happy weaving and happy Fall.