Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dazed and Confused

I had an idea of converting a simple weave into double weave and putting a twist to it, but I couldn't figure it out on the computer or the paper so I've resorted to some basic methods. Here I'm weaving on a frame loom Mom made me yonks ago when she started to get into frame, tapestry and other "picture" style weaving; the poor loom sat quietly in the drawer until yesterday.

First I thought if I saw the weave on a single layer, I'd understand if what I'm trying to do is unreasonable; then I tried it in double and didn't like the look; now I keep modifying the idea in my head but my hands are slow to follow.

Never mind. Southerlies are blowing (that's the cold wind for us) and the fire is going all weekend, and it's a good chance to appreciate what a slow craft we practice.

Once I figure it out, it's going to be such a "D'OH!!" moment you'll have to excuse me if you hear me at your place.

2 comments:

  1. isn't it nice to return to something so basic? You might enjoy reading my post about the antique loom. Your weavings are just so beautiful. Inspiring.

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  2. I shall agree with you wholeheartedly after I solve my conundrum, Dana. Until then, it's quite *&^%$#@!?!?

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