My last post was a plea for your insight in regard to the hanging orientation of my lastest nuno felted, bead embellished piece. I'm grateful for so many responses....many coming directly to my email address so unfortunately, the rest of you will miss reading them.
Most agreed that option B, which is seen below was their choice. However, TheaM and Sheila suggested other options such as changing it to a portrait orientation, rather than landscape. Hummmmm.....
Another idea was to offer two 'sleeves' to allow the new owner their choice. (Hopefully someone will want to purchase it!)
Past experience working on these very small pieces has guided me to use new finishing details. I no longer sew on traditional cloth sleeves as their bulk can often times be visible from the front. Instead, I use single layer bamboo/rayon triangles. Additionally, I provide a small diameter metal rod which is lighter and less bulky. And finally, I have switched to fusing my label onto the backing...again, to avoid the bulk of thicker hand sewn label.
What is brilliant about this method on this particular piece is that I didn't really have to decide how it could/should be hung. Using 4 triangles provides 4 ways to hang it...not the two I initially thought!!! Life is good and a happy dance was appropriately done!
If it were my piece, I'd hang it as shown below....but yeah....options are now available.....thanks everyone for pushing me to think beyond the norm.
CARNIVAL 10" X 7" © 2013
Artist nuno-felted wool, hand embroidered, bead embellished.