Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Belatedly Funky "Frou Frou"

I'm trying to catch my breath after finishing my SSVE scarf. I'm one project behind, you know; the closely sett warp was made for in the January awards show, this bright warp was meant for Funky Fibre exhibition. Never mind, I'm catching up.

I felt elated and surprisingly at east mixing the warp with the weft. I didn't need a lie down this time, and I still have enough warp for two or three more scarves, but I don't feel disturbed by the extremely bright colors. The second scarf on this warp I'm weaving with a cold yellow weft and the eyelash in the green/yellow range. In fact, I may go as far as to say I'm having fun, though combing the eyelashes is time-consuming and I'm not sure I've learned much about mixing colors. It's just that I feel I overcame the irrational discomfort of mixing hues, at least for the time being, and I think I'm happy to revisit the issue later.

Meanwhile, I have half-worked cashmere warps on the 4-shaft and table looms, (naughty!!!), two backlog/long-awaited projects, and a request to make small winter scarves for the museum shop. So it's not-extremely-challenging projects for a while.

6 comments:

  1. Very funky,so glad you're having fun. Are you using an "Afro" comb on the eyelash?

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  2. I used my travel brush seen in the top picture, DD. I actually tried three brushes. My combs' bristles have sharp ends so I haven't tried them, and of the three brushes, the pig bristles again had sharper ends and split the eye lashes, another travel brush had nice balls like the yellow one but the bristles weren't fine enough, so this was the best of the lot.

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  3. Awesome! a beautiful design here. i appreciate it.

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  4. Thanks, Pam. Another version is on the loom right now.

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