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Commissions - How to
consult picture Step 1 - Client consultation
Commissioning begins with discussions between Marilyn and the client or agent.

Marilyn designs unique works specifically for you and the space the tapestry will be hung. Creative assistance and direction, in collaboration with other artists can also be arranged.

After the decision to proceed is made, detailed planning between the client and Marilyn is undertaken prior to producing the design.

concept notes/sketch picture Step 2 - Concept accepted
Once the design is accepted, a quotation consisting of the design brief, completion date, and price is supplied.

Payment of 50% upon acceptance of the quotation, a 25% progress payment halfway through the work and the balance on completion is required.

Marilyn then produces the <cartoon>, and weaving commences.

Work in progress.
Step 3 - Weaving.
The client is welcome to visit the workshop to view the weaving process of the work.

Photos of the work are posted on the website as work progresses <click here for an example>

A live webcam is also planned for the near future.

Client cutting finished work off loom.
Step 4 - Cutting-off ceremony.
When weaving is completed, the 'cutting-off' ceremony is undertaken.

The client is asked to complete the final knots of the work and then to cut the Tapestry from the loom.

Your now completed Tapestry is packaged for delivery to the chosen site of its hanging.

Note: Marilyn is available to oversee the hanging of works, within New Zealand or overseas.

<click here to contact Marilyn for an initial discussion>

Download the catalog to see what we have to offer <click here to download>

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Marilyn Rea-Menzies
Artist Studio and Hallway Gallery
50 Albert Street
Hamilton East

Ph: 64 7 856 6010
Cell: 027 474 3441