Shades of Blue with Gold and Pale Blue

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Shades of Blue with Gold and Pale Blue

3,400.00

Title: Shades of Blue with Gold and Pale Blue

Size: 37” wide x 43” long

Medium: Hand-dyed, handwoven

Material: tencel

Year: 2017

Cost: $3400

I am a weaver, which means I get to see and be a part of the transformation of a white cone of yarn into a colorful delicate piece of fabric. My mission is to create artwork that helps inspire hope, harmony and healing one thread at a time.

I created this with more than 24 hand-dyed tencel shades of blue interrupted by gold bamboo yarn on a 16 harness weaving loom. The top half is woven with gold tencel and pale blue on the bottom half. The middle was woven then unwoven to reveal the beauty of the yarn in the warp that is not woven.

With installing this, I first measure 2 " from the wall to hang any of my panels. I believe it is best for the woven panels to have some breathing room and not be hung straight up on the wall like a painting.

There is a 2" sleeve at the top and bottom of each panel where a 1/4" round metal rod is placed. The panel is then hung from the ceiling using screw hooks and small monofilament fishing line strung through the top of each panel two inches from both ends. The monofilament is strung through the panel and under the metal rod. It is best to have two separate pieces of monofilament each attached to its own hook instead of one piece of monofilament and or one hook. This creates an unbalanced teeter-totter effect.

The metal rod placed through the sleeve at the bottom gives the woven panel some tension. After installing it is best to steam iron if you see any wrinkles.

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