I finished the scarf for my sister-in-law, plus three extra for our upcoming show. Please check my Facebook page for details about that event if you're in the Atlanta area, Nov. 11-13.
|tencel and silk-alpaca infinity scarves (c) Molly Elkind|
|tencel infinity scarves (c) Molly Elkind|
I selected several of the collages I've done this year and, thanks to the patient instruction of my dear husband Sam, learned how to cut mats for them. What an incredible difference it makes to put a mat around something! These affordable pieces will also be in our show.
|collage of painted words and torn paper in sketchbook|
|dictionary page for "annunciation" and pasted paper collage|
|L to R: "Huh?", Red (T)his, Annunciation, matted and cropped collages (c) Molly Elkind 2016|
|L to R: Column and Spiral, Weeping for Istanbul, Manuscript/Portal, collages (c) Molly Elkind 2016|
I was very happy to finish a set of four 4" x 6.5" small tapestries that I've been thinking of as small contemporary illuminated manuscripts, because they contain or allude to text. Three of them were inspired by the collages in the top group photo above. I'm happy overall with how they turned out, but boy, were they fiddly, in both the weaving (12 epi) and the finishing! I did and re-did the edge finishes, first thinking I would hide the warp fringe (with a half-damascus that would turn the warps to the back) and then deciding to expose it. I never could get the corners to be as neat as I wanted. I like that the fringe is visible. These will also be in our holiday show/sale Nov. 11-13.
|Clockwise from upper left: Huh?, Red (T)his, WTF, and Annunciation, handwoven tapestries (c) Molly Elkind 2016|
I'm still working on the large Mary tapestry, and I expect it to take several more months at the rate I'm going. I'm discovering just how hard it is to weave a self-portrait. Just call me Penelope.
|M3 (working title) in progress|
|study for Mater Dolorosa, with Apache tears|