|Right Frieze for all the Casket Types|
This latest panel is for two months - September and October, but as the teacher...I have to be done with it Sept 1st so I can have the graph done and up for those waiting for it. So as I am working on two caskets at the same time - about a panel a month - I had to take it with me on vacation.
Quite a deal to figure out how to do that! The entire right side of the casket (friezes included) are mounted on one large slate frame. As we were getting closer to the date to leave, it was becoming obvious that I wouldn't be able to stuff four months of stitching into one and get the Frostings shipment shipped at the same time? REALLY?? (no I don't have a legion of little mice that come out at night and stitch for me!) Ok, my husband started insisting that I go to bed by midnight and started saying obviously dumb things like ''why can't you take that with you?'
Easily said than done. A 26" x 18" slate frame doesn't easily travel on flights. And this trip - well I will be in eight countries and no less than nine flights. You can imagine the horror of being told in some small Greek airport that my frame would have to be put in the hold at the gate. I would freak out.
|Reframed and ready to go with a few hours of|
added work in Stockholm.
I was then able to cut off the finished works without them raveling and right at the line I would cut them to paste onto the casket. That gave me about one half inch of linen to fold over and use to attach the panel to a smaller slate frame. I happened to have a variety of frames that were made decades ago and lucky... one just the right size for this issue. Kinda travel sized.
So I have been working this piece daily when I get a chance and have made quite a bit of progress. It is pretty clear to me that I would never have been able to get it done along with the stump work panel that is waiting for me at home in a 10-day period (plus instructions). So good thing I was able to figure out a way to 'bring it with me'.
|About a week of work in the hot sun (heat wave here)|