Monday, February 20, 2012

New Warp

We went to see Tim on Saturday and I gave him his 50th birthday present. We joked that it's only three years late, (actually, three years three months,) but he liked it so I was glad. Then we talked about work, and I told him how I decided to go to Brisbane in a heat of excitement, and how I had precious little time to weave my National Exhibition piece. Very little indeed. Suddenly I wanted to come home and start making the warp, and that's what we did.

I brought out all the cones above the white line. I'm going ahead with four-end blocks, but changed colors and width of each as I went. At the start, I felt guided by Doni's latest piece, my favorite Rachel Beckman work, and the recent writing by Gavin Hitchings, but none dictated my path.Then I started reflecting on the fact there are a few folks around me affected by serious illnesses and death lately, and I kept seeing colors I associate with Tibetan Buddhism. I used some of these colors on the sides. The middle part are some of my happy colors.
100% cotton, in two widths; 868 ends, approximately 24 inches wide on the loom at 36EPI.

I have the theme of "prayer shawl" in mind. 

2 comments:

  1. It's going to be beautiful, Meg!

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  2. Yeah..... I hope not too loud. I'm not looking at combinations, for wefts...

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