Beautiful Berkshire Treasure created with permission and support from Williams College, MCLA, The City of North Adams, Mass Moca and local photographers. Machine washable. Heavy Cotton (weights: 3 lb). Size 50
This piece of artwork is truly the pride of the Berkshires! We collaborated with North Adams photographers and the marketing teams at Mass MOCA, MCLA, Williams College, and the city of North Adams to select the images. Together we designed this amazing piece of keepsake tapestry which captures local architectural marvel, natural beauty, and seasonal colors. Below is our process from start to finish!
Once the images are selected, the Wigwam team worked tirelessly with our graphic designer to create a one-of-a-kind layout. The draft layout went back to the various marketing teams for feedback and approval. Next, the artwork is edited to remove overhead wires…etc. Labels and logos awere then added. As it turned out, this artwork was so detailed and with such vibrant colors that no enhancement was needed. While the artwork was being edited, the artist picked the weave colors for each section of the tapestry and the weaving process was kicked off.
The first part of the weaving process is called warping. Many, many cones of yarn are placed in what is called the creel. The Creel is a large metal frame that allows the weaver to capture all the yarn together onto the warp beam. Each yarn is strung together onto a large beam, which is the process of warping. The second part of the process starts after the warp is made. The warp is tied into the loom, which is not very different than any old fashion looms which hold the warp threads under tension to interweave the weft threads. With a little help from modern technology, the art file disk is plugged into the loom, finally the weaver adds the fill color yarns and the weaving process begins.
Once the weaving process is complete, the tapestry is taken to the finishing department where each one is inspected, prewashed and packaged. We are proud to support another family-owned business and this tapestry is 100% made in America!
Material: 100% Cotton, full colors, 1 ¼” fringe on all 4 sides. Machine washable. Can be used as a throw or wall decoration
Full Size Tapestry: 50”x68”
The design of the Full Size Tapestry is a vertical image and this can be used as a throw on a chair/sofa or a wall art.