Sunday, November 4, 2012

11cm to go!


Well, it's about 11cm at the middle point - note photo below (with lots of butterflies and needles hanging down - sorry!), you can see the cartoon with the end in sight!


Of course, I've turned the picture on its side ;)

And this has been me most nights after work, and most weekends - only 3 weeks until the end of year 3!


Like the 'concentration face'?  And yes, I need a much better chair - will have to find a stool that is height adjustable ;)

OK, back to it! 

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    1. Thanks Jess! I'm pretty happy with it so far ;)

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  2. It's so awesome to be able to see the progression. Every time you take another picture, it's like “Ooooh, look what she's added now!” It just keeps getting better and better!! :D

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    1. Thank you! I try to document my progress as much as I can so I can remind myself how far I have come. Also, I'm nosey and like to have a peek at other people's work in progress, so it's only polite I do the same ;)

      Mediums such as tapestry and cross stitch are so slow, and the pictures tend to convey that too!

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  3. looks great! Love seeing the shot with you working on it, gives a better idea of the scale.

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    1. Yes, I hadn't thought of that until you said so! It's one thing giving the technical dimensions, and quite another seeing the scale against a person ;)

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  4. Nice to see a view of you weaving. YOur tapestry is far more bigger than I expected, huge! I think it looks amazing

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    1. Haaha, yes - I realised I hadn't taken an 'action' pic before!! The finished dimensions will be 49cm (19.3 inches) x 72cm (28.3 inches). The brief was for a tapestry sized 3600cm2, so I'm a bit off (it was meant to be 50cm wide - woops!).

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  5. Looking good! Not that much to go - then the dreaded tidying up all the loose bits on the back.
    When I did my final tapestry for my course, I also had a loom that leant away from me and I found it most uncomfortable. I think I put magazines under the back legs and tipped it towards me - still not very comfortable (nowhere to put my legs) and probably not that safe seeing you have a child in the house.

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    1. Thanks Mary - and yes, the dreaded finishing off, yuck! I'm hoping to allow a week to do that :S

      Actually this loom tilts so you can sit at it like a table, it's awesome! As I wove further, I had to move it upright, since I couldn't reach ;)

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  6. Michelle, that is quite some loom - vereee soliddd!!! Was it tailor made or off the shelf? It seems to have a very wide shed - or is that an optical illusion? Do you do all your stuff on this one or do you have smaller ones? Yes, I do ask a lot of questions, but that's how to gather info!

    Matching height of weaving and height of chair is a problem. As you know, Glennis suggested using an ironing board as a platform with variable height - which I am doing successfully. Yours does look maybe too big for that solution, though.

    Glad you are at last in the final stages....

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    1. It's off the shelf, so to speak - it's this one: http://www.ashford.co.nz/newsite/weaving-wheels-looms/51/weaving/tapestry-loom/moredetail.html

      I bought the smaller one, since I don't envisage weaving huge tapestries - though that may change in the future. It doesn't have a particularly wide shed, but does have a leash bar which isn't shown in this photo (I had to take it off because I'm weaving way too close to the top!). I don't use leashes anyway, but it's good to have the option ;)

      I ask a lot of questions too - it's how we learn!!

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