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Saturday, January 29, 2011

now that the wrap is nearly tied on......



which is always the tedious part which takes the longest ------------ my mind starts wondering.
I felt the warp fiber for a long time, tied it on, got a feel for it and started thinking of what else I could weave.
At this point my designs always change. Sometimes I try to stay true to my original idea at least when I start to weave, but most of the time this is when the changes take place -----or a truer design which comes from working with the fiber evolves.
I started by looking at different yarns to use and ordered linen paper /yarn to use for the weft.
It will be interesting how it will hold up.
I wonder how long it will be till I determined that some color needs to be added.
Right now it is nice and neutral. But I am always drawn to color.



Thursday, January 13, 2011

you just have to love weaving

....you can do it with precise mathematic or by choice when you miscounted.
Actually tonight my miscount turned out to be in my favor - could double thread some of the ends because it was too thin otherwise....
Next Thursday I work on the heddles.
384 to go divided thru 8 makes 48 each, each side 24.
Now that is easy.....and time consuming.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011