Now for the finished tapestry. I’ve taken a photo of the back so you can see how I finish my tapestries. I never sew a solid piece of material to the back because over time that can distort the piece. The strips hold in stray pieces of yarn and give it a more finished look. I usually attach a strip of velcro to the top and the accompanying piece to a wooden strip which attaches to the wall. Because this piece is so small, I didn’t bother to do that although I might later.
I’ve used bead soup to embellish the top and bottom of the piece. I covered up the “house” with bead soup and hung glass leaves around it. This piece is called “Shrine Two”, the second in a series of very simple handspun pieces embellished with beads, glass and metal charms. Quick and fun to do and a great way to play with handspun without getting very serious.
|Back of piece|
|Front of PIece|