Friday, May 23, 2008


Except for the hemstitching...........

I have included two views to give some indication of the relative size. On the loom the piece measures 7.25" in width x 14" in

art piece 1 from side

art piece 1 from front

length. A comment has been made that it seems like a large piece. I must confess that even in these photos it appears to my eye to be much larger than it really is. I can only think that it must have something to do with the boldness of the colors.

Speaking of colors, the orange at the top is wrong. It is really yellow but for the life of me I could not get it to be yellow with my software. I am going to have to look at my PaintShopPro manuals, I guess!

Also, the piece as seen from the side looks a bit wavy near the bottom half. But that should block out nicely with washing and hard pressing.

It is difficult to see where the piece ends at the reed because the reed shades out the top of the piece. Also, the top of the piece includes the possibility of a hem through which to place a hanging rod. I'm thinking of a small dowel rod which I would paint or stain. I would gratefully receive ideas!

I am eager to get to the next piece. I have wound 15 small skeins for dyeing -- 50 yards each skein. I have the dye formulas made up....on paper that is. Next week dyeing begins.


Leigh said...

It's lovely Peg. Has an almost tapestry quality to it. I don't have any suggestions for hanging, but will be interested in what others think and in what you decide to do.

Anonymous said...

I think you're right though that it does look a bit smaller when you get more of the loom in the shots! The colours are glorious (whether orange or yellow) and I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Jane said...

Peg, it turned out lovely. Your use of color is exciting.

One suggestion for hanging would be to hand stitch a muslin sleeve onto the back of the piece at the top to make a sleeve for either a round or squared rod. This would allow you to hang it on its own.

Or you could hand tack the piece (with thread) onto an acid free foam core board cut to fit -- and then frame it in a nice shadowbox/gallery frame with or without glass.

No matter what you come up with, it certainly deserves to be hung.

Nice work, and thanks for sharing your process with all of us.


Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you for you lovely comments, Leigh, Cally and Jane. Jane, I had thought of the muslin sleeve but the fabric is so very light I think that turning it over to make a casing might work better. I might have to weight the bottom as well. I have also thought(and am still thinking) of framing, but somehow fabric needs to be touchable, even if the viewer might not be allowed actually to touch it.

Taueret said...

Peg that is gorgeous.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you for the compliment, Taueret!