Monday, August 26, 2013

Finally - on the wall resting

 It took quite awhile to get the installation device for my tapestry up on the wall in my studio. My studio is pie shaped. It located in our living room with sloping walls which grade up from east to west and from north to south.  This makes it difficult to hang things and have them look straight. There is no line of reference.  Straight relative to what?  I always go for the floor since then I can use a level and everything will be consistent.

I tried several levels since I just couldn't believe the two nails were in a line parallel to the floor.  The floor doesn't' show up much since its a light maple while the ceiling is dark wood.  I went with what the level was saying and my hanging device is now up and so is Pelican Sunset

I do like this wedge weave tapestry.  It looks far better in person than on the wall in my somewhat dark studio.  I need to have the tapestry rest for several weeks to see if I need to re-sew the backing in any places.  The yarn I used turned out to be quite stiff woven in wedge weave.  It needs to be pulled at the bulging edges to have it lie straight after packing.  I am using small weights to get three troublesome areas to hang better.   Then to be completely done, l just need label in the back and perhaps on small autograph on the front.

Any again I am reminded, one is never finished with a tapestry when it comes of the loom.  Although there is a great sense of accomplishment when cutting the tapestry off the loom there is still so much to do to get it hanging at its best on the wall. 


Rebecca Mezoff said...

Nicki, I love the feathered effect with the diagonals in this piece. It is really lovely. The idea of the slits is also so wonderful. I wish I could see it in person. Have you considered entering it in ATB10?

Notes from Nicki said...

Thanks for the comment. I am considering ATB10 but I am not sure the tapestry travels well. This is my first big wedge weave piece and I was surprised how stiff it came out. Just moving from my backroom to my front studio it got all crinkly and I had to pull at all the bulges out to make the tapestry look nice hanging. I always worry about how the pieces hang when I am not around to fuss at installation.

Sandra Rude said...

Looks great! Love the color shading with the wedge weave, and the slits add wonderful detail. Would a weighted bar across the back bottom edge help it hang straight?