I finished my Mandelbrot piece! It was astonishingly easy compared to my usual projects – one or two hours of design, about four hours of weaving, and I was done. Amazing Grace is magic! I’m tempted to put a license plate on her that says GEN II (the license number for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).
One thing I found interesting was the difference between a piece freshly off the loom and a piece that has been wet-finished. The difference in this piece was quite dramatic: In the wet-finished version, the warp relaxed and the wefts drew in together a little bit. This created much more intense colors.
Here are two photos of the finished piece. The top photo is the piece before wet finishing, and the bottom photo is the piece after wet-finishing. Neat, huh?
(There is a shadow on the bottom of the pre-wet-finishing piece (that was my camera), so look at the rest of the piece when comparing.)
Marvelous Mandelbrot is 9.25″ x 9.5″ and will be sold for $125 at Fiber Shots, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles‘ annual fundraising gala. It’s on July 22, 2017, 6 pm to 9 pm at the Museum. (The Museum is 520 S. First Street, San Jose.) Come, enjoy seeing all the work, and buy something for yourself!