So here are some pictures of my possible cocoon (not sure what else it could be) off the loom. I actually rather like the long, trailing warps but can't just leave it like that I suppose.
|Fortunately I am aiming for an organic shape and feel, so the wonky edge doesn't matter.|
I sought some advice on how to finish off a shaped piece securely and then diligently did double half hitches all around the edge with cotton. I also did the insides of the parts that are going to be holes.
Not a great idea - I can't pull the warp through.
So now I have diligently cut all the double half hitches and can pull the warps through so that I can have enough in the holes to then sew them in. This is a slow process!!
And pulling the warp through does change the sit of the weaving, especially when you have to tug really hard because you have sewn it so securely.
|Red circle - hole successfully sewn in.|
Pink circle - holes waiting to be done, warp needs to be much longer for sewing.
I haven't cut off all the hanging threads at the back yet, I might want to leave them there for cushioning, once I decide how I want to present this piece. It is still very much an experimental work at the moment. I haven't decided how to put it together, how to mount it, if I do, or what I will use inside if I decide that something needs to go inside - if it ends up being at all 3D.
And I have these holes, so why did I put them there? Will it be possible to look inside or behind? What will we see? Decisions, decisions.