Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Simba Finds a Home



My nephew David, his fiance Kenzie and their new baby (and my great nephew!) Austin with Simba.  8-]

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ta-DA!


Me and Simba hanging out in the back yard.


And back inside again.


Maybe I'll hang it on the wall and take a pic with a better perspective.

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Here's a scanned in version.



Now it's high time to wrap him up and send him on his way.  8-]

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tacky


Tacking the back together ~  cotton over batting over a picture frame backing.


The front, with Simba placed, ready to tack down.



I'll actually put the frame together before I tack Simba down, so I won't have any pulling out of shape.

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What it'll look like (not sewn down yet).



Attaching hanging hardware.



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Finally.  Tacking Simba down.  8-]


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Test Shot


Here's a test shot of what Simba will look like in his frame.



I bought a smaller frame ~ Simba was dwarfed by the larger one, and this size is more suitable to a baby's room anyway.

Time to cut, wrap and tape (or sew).  I'll see which works better.  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Wet It and Set It


Blocking Simba now.  Added pins along the sides to keep the tapestry from pulling in as it dries.

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Simba's dry now from his bath.  Time to pull the pins out and finish off all the loose threads.

I've bought backing material and quilt padding for the mounting.  Also a nice frame in a reddish brown that sets off Simba nicely.



Loose threads tucked.  


Tapestry doesn't pull in on the right side.  It is being deformed by the large moon button in the scanner.  ;- j


Friday, June 28, 2013

Signature E


I tried my usual spiral signature e but I had to go with the more square-shaped E.  Looks pretty good.  I'll mount and frame it next.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Simba!


Weaving done.  Some fiddly bits yet.