Friday, July 14, 2017

Finally Back at It.



Tacked the tapestry to the stabilizer, cut it down, tucked and glued misc. ends.  Waiting for it to dry.  

Next, work on frame.  Cut foam core board to right size, add batting and background material.  Screw in eyelets and attach wire.  Frame.

Then tack tapestry to the front.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tucking and Tacking



Tucking loose threads and beginning to tack the tapestry down to the stabilizing material.  Also reinforced the focal bead.

Each step at this point is like pulling teeth.  There's a decision point at every step.  No longer Zen.

Friday, June 30, 2017

It's a Frame Job



Tapestry is so heavy I decided to go with a frame.  This should work very nicely.  Need a background.  Something neutral?  Ivory to pick out the jellyfish?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Moving Toward the Finishing Line


Time to wet and set the tapestry.  Maybe add a few more passes, but I don't think it needs much.



After it's w&s I'll attach a non-fusible stabilizer to the back.  I expect the blown glass bead to be pretty heavy.  Also I want to run another sturdy yarn or multiple yarns thru the bead and around to the back for extra strength.

Then it'll be time to figure out how I'll mount or hang it.



Wet and setting.  Looks like a night scene.  ;- ]


Drying, drying...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gold Thread?



I don't think I like the gold thread.  Probably take it out.  Might try another way to add it.



Ok, trying something else.  Better.



Much better.


Detail.



Small additions.  Filling in the corners.


Detail.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Woven & Tucked



Woven and tucked.  Still need to fill in here and there where it needs it.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

So Close



So close.  Need to tuck in the ends so I can see the whole thing.



Tucking, tucking.

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Giving some thought to the weight of the tapestry ~ specifically the glass bead.  It'll need supplementary support from the back.  Maybe even tack the whole tapestry to a backing (i.e., tack it in rows on the back).