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Handspun Tapestry Weaving

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Hands Across the Weaving: Finishing Our Prairie Sky Tapestry

We had our final weaving sessions on the larger tapestry this week.  There were many hands at work:

This is where we stopped before I took the tapestry home:

Our work met with Mickey's approval (and, yes, I chased him off, pronto!):

I finished weaving this afternoon.  The tapestry rested on the loom for a few hours before I removed her from the frame.  (You'd want to rest for a bit, too, if you'd been in traction for two and a half months):

Here she is, shown from the back, on her way to a nice warm bath (again, she needs it):

A.'s bird and S.'s insect/butterfly/dragonfly are two of the nicest images I've ever helped to weave:

The tapestry is now drying, pinned out on my blocking board downstairs.  When she's completely dry, she'll be hemmed for hanging rods and labelled with the names of everyone who worked on her.

The final weaving session is Wednesday, two days before the Showcase.  We'll be busy, completing the bags and organizing our displays.  Stay tuned!