Since I posted last week about the show I’m not going to in Atlanta, I feel better about my decision. It’s all about that trusting your gut thing. Several people have contacted me, some who have actually lived in Atlanta, and told me I made the right decision. So, on to new things!
After a few days of travel, I am going to come back home and do a couple of small weavings on the big loom. Although I am much happier weaving on the Mirrix, I still just enjoy the big loom better. I think it’s the rhythm I get into there, and that might come on a small loom too, given more practice.
So, what’s on tap next? I’m going to weave two-at-a-time faces. They may not be successful at the sett I use normally, but I can certainly stop and move on to something else. The other studio task ahead is how to mount a small piece more successfully, namely the weather pieces. I am definitely not happy with the presentation below.
In Kirsten Glasbrook’s book, she shows how she finishes and mounts shaped pieces by sewing the piece onto a piece of linen, and then stretches the combined linen and tapestry over a piece of block board. I had never heard of blockboard, so had to look it up–here’s a page with pics and definitions. I think I’ll try a thin piece of plywood. Masonite might work, but it’s a dark color. Don’t know about that.