OK, so sampler is now finished:
I'm VERY pleased with how it turned out - the edges were pretty good! I just have to keep that up for a good 72cm in the final piece ;)
Here's the final design - sorry it's hard to see, what with dodgy cutting and pasting of photocopies, sticky tape and quick colouring-in with oil pastels! Thank you Mary for your advice - as you can see, it's now landscape ;)
And here's the cartoon:
My lecturer may come back with lots of suggested changes ... but I'll warp up my loom soon and get started anyway.
At first I was concerned that the design was too minimalist, since there is a lot of areas of black ... but Anita seemed to think it was bordering on being too busy! It's so hard to get that balance just right, especially for a large-format piece.
I've learnt a very valuable lesson from the sampler too - I will definitely have to utilise the 'lazy line' technique on the large areas of black to avoid the warps pulling in ;)