Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Finished Piece

I finished another piece of weaving in the last week.  While weaving, I liked the blue and white piece shown in progress below the best.  But, I am having problems figuring out how to mount it.  I played around with paint and acid free tissue paper on this canvas and found I liked it.  However, once I place the little tapestry on the canvas it faded into the background.  Instead, what I decided to do was sew the tapestry on a cloth, then attach it to a small canvas, and then sew the smaller canvas onto the larger one.  I am pleased with the results and now find I like this little tapestry.  Now what to do with the blue and white one....

Just a note about living in the country, this past Sunday as I was in my studio weaving I heard a large crash of something hitting one of our large windows followed by ferocious barking by our little muttly dog.  I looked out the window to see that our dog Elsie had cornered a young racoon who was putting up a game fight of defending himself against the approaches of our dog.  I rushed out to realize that getting too close was not too bright not knowing if the raccoon was rabid or not and seeing it in a state of panic.  I shut the back door and ran around to another door and with much shouting convinced Elsie she should leave the raccoon to its own business.  I later looked out to see my horse snorting and galloping around the field and ran outside in time to see the raccoon scooting up the tree next to his field.  I ran and got my camera and took photos of the little guy as he tried to recover from his panicked state.  If my horse had not called attention to him, I would have never seen this little guy in the tree, his coloring really helps him melt into the tree.  Luckily, he did not find my two chickens who are the only souls left from recent dog attacks in our barn. 

All is quiet this week.


K Spoering said...

This is a perfect mounting solution, and I still am loving the sandpail piece. What is the size of the weaving and the mount?

ringadal said...

Thanks, the weaving size if 5x5" and the mount is 8x8". The sand pail will be 11 1/2 x 14 when it is finally done.