Tuesday, June 22, 2010
ALMOST OFF THE LOOM!
It seems like a long time since I posted about this tapestry! I have been home now for almost a full term of school and here I am just about to cut this off the loom tonight.
I came back from Singapore still with my 'Delhi Belly' but as I got sicker we discovered that I had picked up 3 different types of amoebic dysentery in India....must say that I got sick in Dharamsala and not Delhi. My weight dropped down to 48kg ...I was given a course of killer antibiotics and am now slowly on the mend. The skin on my hands blistered and peeled off so I was not able to weave for weeks. Gerard broke his arm just after he came back home when the wheel on his bike locked up and he went over the handlebars, so we have been a couple of geriatrics complaining about our illnesses. We have laughed a lot though that it was safer jumping onto moving trains in India, or traveling from McLeod Ganj to Dharamsala in a bus when the driver thinks he is racing in the Grand Prix, crossing at pedestrian crossings in the street in Bangkok where the traffic stops for NO ONE and driving around in a tuk tuk in Chiang Mai that pulled out in front of 4 lanes of oncoming traffic!
Here is the tapestry finished but still on the loom, will cut it off tonight and celebrate! I have two weeks to get all my work finished for my Graduate Exhibition after that I will go through the almost 900 photos that I took overseas and start to show parts of our trip.
If you would like to read about the design process for this tapestry you will find it here.