I just have to learn to relax and not get so worked up over this. Lol
I will print this out and get focused on this project and get it accomplished.
Just have to get to the city and check out my fabric options what will work best.
So with the peyote what are your thoughts on attaching onto fabric between the beads or just doing the edge beads. Not sure what to do? I hope I do not break beads will have to get focused and sit down and see what will work. Thinking after a good nights sleep so I am bright eyed and bushy tailed. Lol
I look forward to thoughts from Donna with the type of microfiber exactly what is that will Canada fabric stores carry this? Is there a website I could check out to see what it is?
Like I said before framing it is the easy part. Lol
this piece is so beautiful. that is all i can say.
Kathy, wow, I am trying my darndest to remember where the micro fiber (that worked) came from and I believe it actually came from a quilt shop or if I got in the big city, a fabric store. The one that DIDN'T work came from an upholstery shop and was strictly an experiment on my part.......had to buy a yard min. and that stuff is like 60" wide.......I have a lifetime supply left over. My living room chairs are done in micro fiber and it is very different, has a woven back and fancy front. The stuff I bought a yard of was more like felt in that it is just the fabric, no support. Thus it offered no support.
I really don't "do" peyote, so I'd go more with Ottercat's ideas although her stitch is a bit heftier than just plain peyote as more thread goes through it. My pieces are mostly loomed or square stitched, so I connect mine between the beads using the warp threads which are normally 6 or 8 pound Fireline. My weft threads are often either 6# Fireline or Nymo D. I do have to be careful to place the stitches carefully so they don't pull the piece out of square, and not so tight that they do the same. We are inventing the wheel here I guess. Donna
Kathy: To figure out the best way to mount your wedding piece, try making a 'test' peyote piece (a sample square) and mount that to fabric. Don't make it permanent so you can try another method if the first one doesn't work out. I'll let you know how mine turns out.
03-10-13 (1839 PDT)
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Otter at tried and no luck. Did one small square with the fair line 8lb. Test it very firm and tight and impossible to do. Which is what I used. Did another square with nymo thread for curosity sake and There is enough give to get bead needle and thread thru beads but doesn't solve my problem for the huge project. Back to the drawing board.
Found a lady who is a peyote artist and does very large pieces, her framer uses a heavy duty. Double sided tape onto a mat board to hold the pieces with success. It's a option, she is happy with the result.
I have found there are lots and lots of people who do loom beading for large pieces but not large peyote large pieces. With bead loomed pieces there is room between the beads.
The search continues.lol
Oops that should say FIRELINE 8lb. Test
"I have found there are lots and lots of people who do loom beading for large pieces......"
Yeppers, that is why attaching it is not something cut and dried that we can tell you about. Ottercat's piece is her 90DOL stitch, so more like looming, but even stronger than loom as it has more thread through it. Hanging anything that weighs more than a pound and is "squirmy" is a challenge.
That double sided heavy duty tape is one that I used for one of my projects, it is thicker than the stuff that is like scotch tape, but it also holds much better too. My project was tiny in comparison, so no big weight factor to deal with.
We are all hoping for some great solution, and I personally admire your perseverance with the project first of all, and now for the solution to mounting it. Keep on truckin' ......... Donna
perseverance or insanity not sure which at the moment. lol!
there's some sort of double sided tape used for wall to wall carpeting. Is that what you guys are thinking of?
TC, the one I used is a thinnish foam with sticky on both sides and the sticky is originally covered with a pull off plastic protection. I doubt it would be for carpeting unless it was dollhouse carpeting. I used it on the backs of pictures to hold them from tilting while on the wall.............. I'd put a square of it in both top corners once the picture was hung and straightened.
The one I used that failed almost immediately was the thinner stuff that is like scotch tape............maybe made for holding paper together. Donna
The tape that was used by the Framer that does that ladies large peyote pices is ATG adhesive transfer tape, 3M 969, which is one of the tapes that most frame shops have.
Will find the website of the lady who does the large peyote pices so all of you can see them, they are WOW.
The site is Meet Bead Tapestry Artist Corinne McAuley, this site has a nice interview about her work, and you can click onto her website from within the article.
She does amazing work
Kathy: Thank you -- did a quick check (article). Glad there's someone else out there that sees beads as more than jewelry (other than Donna & myself). Hope she has the answer to your situation. Didn't fully appreciate your problem earlier -- thought of another approach, but may be unnecessary.
03-16-13 (2103 PDT)
what was your other thought? I am still open to ideas, I haven't exhausted my options and investigating yet. Lol
Kathy: Have you tried to contact that artist about her mounting method? Her piece was quite large, but the photo left out how it was finished.
As for my other thought, I was wondering if you could reinforce the edges (all four sides), then sew the edges to a piece of fabric.
Another thought would be to add a framework of beads (in peyote) around the entire piece and sew to that.
I'm not sure how to explain my latest idea -- involves sewing strips of canvas to the edges, then placing a thin flat piece of wood (cut to size of your work) on the back of bead work, then bring the canvas strips together to enclose the edges of the wood and support the bead work. I would suggest sewing the canvas strips using an overlap (not canvas edge to bead work edge) to protect your work from sharp edges. To illustrate -- place a piece of cardboard in the middle of a sheet of paper (cardboard should be 3" smaller than paper, and fit in middle of paper), then enclose cardboard by folding paper over edges. The section of paper, covering edges and folded onto back of cardboard, is the canvas strips attached to the bead work. I haven't tried this yet, but the wood (or other firm material) might be enough to support your piece. You wouldn't have to disturb the rest of the bead work, just the edges; then you would have something to work with for final framing. Hope this made sense (lol). Best to you.
03-18-13 (1522 PDT)