Sunday, November 25, 2012

done!


Yes, that's right - FINISHED!!!



And now the more boring bits ... leading up to the finish-line ;)

Cutting the tapestry off the loom!



Me posing with my tapestry (Anita thought I should have left it like this, with the warp ends hanging down :P):


After the warp ends were plaited and stitched to the back, it was ready for an iron:


I finished my little cross stitch to be attached - here it is, pinned on the tapestry:


Monday night I changed my mind, and decided to see what badges would look like instead - MUCH BETTER!!

I'm feeling so relieved right now ... but also quite sad that I have to say goodbye for a little while while it's in Warrnambool. I confess I'm quite attached to it - when you do a piece of artwork that expresses your style and personality, then it's more than just a piece of artwork - does that make sense?

I've just come back from a couple of days at Robe - Anita took me as a little celebration for finishing my studies ;)



14 comments:

  1. Michelle

    Well done your tapestry is super awesome! I love it.

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    1. Thanks Sara - I'm pretty happy with it!! ;)

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  2. It's fantastic! I love the badges - what a great idea! I know what you mean about sending something you've made out into the world - usually I regret that I've forgotten to take a picture of it before it left!

    Whatever will you do with yourself now? ;o)

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    1. Thanks Lynne! Haaha, I'll never be bored - SO MUCH TO DO!!! ;)

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  3. I think it looks fantastic! I also think it looked better with the badges. Maybe you could use the crosstich on another art project.

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    1. Thanks Therese! Yes, I have put them aside for that 'just in case' moment ;)

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    1. LOL, that's understatement of the year! Can you imagine how many warp ends on a much larger tapestry? The thought gives me a headache ;)

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  5. At last, at last - and now for a well-earned rest.

    Well done Michelle. Looks good. Love the little add-ons.

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    1. Thanks Misha! Yes, I'm so RELIEVED!! How are you feeling at the end of your first year?

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  6. Feeling quite surprised at the number of different pieces I have completed (ok, so they are small), and pleased at the way my learning is increasing steadily. Fascinated at the way my attention moved from loom building, to basic technique, to problems of colour, and now trying to work out what is involved in good design.

    Definitely looking forward to a new year of learning even more!

    More power to both our elbows!

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  7. Congratulations Michelle!!! It looks great. I like the cross-stitch piece (I am also feeling rather silly, I can't see any badges, where are they? - I will admit I had eye drops today and probably shouldn't be on the computer).
    I have just read another blog (My Life is But a Tapestry) and she is also mourning her finished work - it is a commission, so has to go away. And it took her 18 months. Actually, it is several tapestries.
    I don't make my work to sell, it is just a joy (usually) to weave. So I haven't had to deal with this issue yet.

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    1. Haa, the badges are now on the top left, where the cross stitch was originally pinned ;)

      I haven't had to deal with the selling issue yet either (hopefully one day!) - at least I know I'll get this back!

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  8. Found them, I hadn't enlarged all the images.

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