We offer the service of converting your painting or design into a Hand Woven Alpaca Tapestry with our Commission Service
How does the commision process work?
The submission for commissions is a 4 Step Process that applies for large and small tapestries:
- Submit an image file of the desired painting or design via email with basic information of the work. This information includes original medium, original size and a estimated final tapestry size.
- Maximo Laura evaluates the submission and client will be sent an initial quote based on the estimated complexity and size of the work.
- After the first quote is sent, client will start a conversation with our Creative Director about details of the work, such as colors and textures of preference for the final tapestry. We will offer a final price and estimated production time for the tapestry.
- Upon receipt of a 50% deposit, the tapestry making process will begin in the studio.
What happens during the tapestry making process?
The tapestry making process is a slow process that can last from 4 weeks to several months, depending on the complexity and size of the work. At Laura´s studio, the process begins with a line drawing and a color painted image of the desired artwork.
Interpretation of Colors
After the line drawing and colored image are ready, the colors are interpreted and transferred to a group of dyed alpaca threads. “Butterflies” of dyed alpaca threads are carefully chosen and blended, as seen below, which is another reason Maximo Laura’s work is renowned around the world.
Color Blending Technique
The small line drawing is then drawn to the scale of the tapestry, creating what is known as the “cartoon”. The cartoon will be transferred to the cotton warp threads on the loom to guide the weaver. The cartoon also specifies the sections of the tapestry where different textures and techniques will be included.
After the cartoon and colors have been interpreted and selected, a weaver from Laura’s workshop, who has been personally taught by Laura, will undertake the weaving process with careful supervision by Laura.
Weaving on the Loom
Streaching and Cleaning
Row by row, the colors and textures emerge into images under the careful supervision of Laura. In its final and finishing stages, the tapestry will be cleaned, stretched and a Certificate of Authenticity will be stitched onto the back of the tapestry and signed by Laura. These final stages can take from 2 to 5 days.
For more information about commissions, reach us through our conctact page or email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Commissions by Laura
Commissioned tapestry for the Augustana Lutheran Church, USA
Tapestry inside the church
Commissioned tapestry for Carondelet Village Center, USA
Commissioned tapestry for St. Joseph’s Hospital, USA
Maximo Laura with the commissioned tapestry
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