Wednesday, July 31, 2013

And We're Off... the American Craft Council show in San Francisco. Tomorrow is booth setup day, and the show runs Friday through Sunday.

The floater frames for the newest 4 weavings had been assembled and painted two days ago, but the paint wasn't dry enough for me to mount weavings in them until today. This is what my work table looked like as I raced through the last-minute framing tasks:

This is the dahlia, mounted on a canvas stretcher and held in place within the floater frame by shims - thin pieces of wood wrapped in paper towels. The shims keep the canvas stretcher from moving around inside the frame and ensure that the spacing is correct. Then I flip the whole thing over and drill holes for 4 screws to hold the stretcher to the frame.

Four frames, 16 holes and screws, 8 tiny eye-bolts, 4 hanging wires, 8 felt corner-protection pads, 4 labels - whew!! Now I've got to pack so we can leave early tomorrow...

Hope to see you in San Francisco.

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