As I wove the bottom portion of the image, I realized that the whole area has a pretty high proportion of warp left uncovered. Here’s a test! Will it lie nicely when taken off the loom? Or will it be too wispy? (That’s my fear.) In my last piece, “Baldishol Duck,” the bottom band had a higher proportion of woven to unwoven area.
In Frida Hansen’s style of wool transparency the bottom was typically finished with a row of knots. I may add a thin acrylic rod at the bottom of my new piece–tie the knots around it. It would add rigidity and weight without being intrusive visually. It’a an idea.
The whole piece is part of my ongoing experimentation with design and materials in this technique. Not enough hours in the day!