I am almost ready for the show at the Phillips Gallery toward which I have been working for months! I finished weaving the last piece yesterday late, wove in a rod and put a fabric glue around it to hold it in place and left it to dry over night. This morning I cut off the piece I had woven and lashed the rod to the apron rod so I can continue to weave on this warp.
I took the newly woven piece to finish the raw edges, washed it vigorously and ironed it flat. Now I have hemmed it and sewn on a label--the way I "sign" the pieces. It is ready to take to the framer in the morning. In the meantime I had six pieces to sew to their matts and have done that, too. One of them, somewhere along the way looked as if it had become soiled so I re-washed it and ironed it before stitching it to the matt.
Here are some of the pieces:
Below: Just Peachy. Same warp but none of the pinks used in the weft.
The darker colored one is Isn't it Rich? so named because of the rich colors and the application of 24 K gold leaf on the surface.