Well, the weaving is off the loom and the warp threads are tied off. Now I can start thinking about the additional fibers that will be integrated into the piece, as well as the beads. It definitely needs more texture and color and I think it’s going to be one of those pieces that has to be totally over-the-top in order to work. I’m still not a fan of the Ozark Handspun so I probably won’t be working with it again.
But, enough of this silly experimentation and down to serious business. I just received the Call for Entries for “Small Expressions 2011” from the Handweavers Guild of America. Three pieces (less than 15” in any direction) can be entered and the deadline is March 7, 2011 so that gives me plenty of time. Unfortunately, this also reminded me that the deadline for the American Tapestry Alliance’s show “Small Tapestry International 2: Passages” is November 30, 2010. Oh well, there’s always next year. I need a better system for tracking deadlines.
Anyway, the next piece that I’ll be working on will be a more traditional tapestry for entry into the HGA show. I’ll have the first cartoon done, the colors selected, and the loom warped and ready to start for Saturday’s post.