Monday, May 4, 2015

Prepping

Mana arrives in less than 18 hours, and I did make good progress in cleaning yesterday afternoon and part of today, but instead of tidying the outside, (like moving a bunch of tall dead grass away from the kitchen windows,) I wove.

I enjoyed finishing Mom's piece last week and I missed weaving. And it's been a while since I wove a piece in one day, but here it is. The warp is the same as Mom's, black merino "softened" in walnut husk dye some years ago; the weft is purple 100% cashmere, 2/20 from memory. The draft is slightly modified version of what Mom wove, to make it not symmetrical/regular. This way, I could fringe it and show Mana how I wash wool pieces, if that's what she's interested in.
It'll be an intense and interesting five days, trying to do a variety of things on the loom while I pick her brain, and we may even have terrible rain in the meantime. Isn't life exciting!

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cloth, and a nicely un-symmetrical draft (symmetry is overrated...)!

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  2. :-) It's more interesting wearing a scarf, this way, right, Sandra?

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  3. Love it all. Love the purple, love the draft and that you wove. The rain (and wind) will take care of the grass. Enjoy your visitor.

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  4. Washing and pressing your towel, Dianne, for Mana to check out!!

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  5. If you need any info you know my address.

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