The next day my weaver friend Anne Graebner came and she did the cutting off for me! It was so exiting seeing someone else do it! Anne took those pics of me with the tapestry, fresh off the loom!
I like this one - it looks like I am wearing it as kimono :-)
I first encountered those frames when I did restoration work on 16century tapestries in Vienna, and in the late eighties, Ron Doley kindly build this one for me. He used newspaper core reels to make the width (clever man!) It can take a tapestry up to 2m wide (or high).
Now, my loom still has warp on, but, - will it be enough?
I will tackle that when the tapestry is finished,
one thing at the time, - was just wondering ...
It is a bulky and large jumper, to keep me warm next winter
when working in my studio. I used two strands of 8 ply, acrylic, but that means it will be easy to wash and dry - something for "everyday".
Until next time, happy weaving and crafting!