Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Hanging - but is it finished?

I've spent the last week attacking the hanging with pin tucks.  I laid it on the floor to see how it was going and took a photo.

Photo 1   
Then I put it on the table to start sewing - it was scrumpled up to keep it from hanging over the edge and I realised it looked much better like that, so I played with it on the floor and decided I prefer the way it looks  - see below.

Photo 2

OK not really like a crack but nice and stormy.  Does it still count as a hanging if I display it on the floor?  It is a lot shorter like this - about 1.5m.  Not sure if it is finished so I am going to put it aside for now - I will be seeing Sian at summer school and get her advice.

A quick plug for anyone who doesn't already know - the Urchfont Manor open day is on Sunday 4th July and there will be exhibitions of work from the various textile courses there, including Distant Stitch students as well as traders.  I will be there all day so come and say hello.  The manor is set in its own grounds in  the village of Urchfont near Devizes, Wiltshire and is a lovely place for a day out especially if the sun is shining.


Max the Lobster said...

it looks like it has a will of its own! and like you i like photo 2. It would be good to see it in the 'flesh',it looks very tactile. see you at Summer School.

Heather said...

It looks wonderful in photo 2 and has so much 'movement'. If it can't be a hanging it'll have to become an instalment. The Urchfont Open Day sounds great but there is too much to do here at present. Be sure to tell us all about it.

jane said...

Yes I too like photo 2, the lines are much stronger and it looks like it has a life of its own. I am coming ot the summer school so look forward to meeting you.

Maggie said...

I think it looks stunning in both photos!! Look forward to seeing it in real life!!

mimilove forever said...

I think it can be counted as a hanging if you've had enough wine to be lying on the floor next to it...either way it's stunning!! x:)