Thursday, June 16, 2011
This banner will have more surface design details than my others. There was a lot of tension issues in this piece most likely caused by the areas of negative space I have where the warp is exposed. I plan to add small paintings or drawings behind some of the exposed warp once the kinks are worded out of the tapestry. I will also be adding some designs in yarn or roving in some other places along with some black beads I have been dying to add to a piece.
I am also considering making the back have an interesting design on the back lining so the tapestry can hang and be viewed in two directions. I ran out of time and energy on my first banner so its viewable only in one direction. The back is simply a red backing and a label. I am still searching for the right beads for my second banner so I could add an interesting back to it too.
Looks like I will have a fun and long road to the finish on these...