Friday, October 1, 2010

Glutton for Punishment

A short reprieve from recalling my somewhat tumultuous September; this is what I've been doing.

I took off approximately one shawl length of wide purple-variegated merino warp in 2007 when I was invited to take part in "Culturally Routed" and had to get started right away. I wanted to weave something with a luxurious feel, so I decided to put this back on last week. Luckily I saved the cross. But after looking at it for a couple of days I thought it might be too short to get a proper shawl.

So I've been halving the width, taking each pair of warp, tying one end to the warp beam and threading the other in a straight draw. It's tedious beyond belief, but feels great, and I am hoping I will be ready to weave in a couple of days.

Come to think of it, I've the rest of the Big Ribbon warp saved in the interrupted warp drawer; from memory there is about eight meters left on that one.

4 comments:

  1. oh, those retired warps...just mistakes. hard to let go.

    been enjoying your voice.

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  2. I just decided after posting this post that one of the inherited warp chains is also going into the compost bin. It's great wool - so not my color. It'll do my plants some good!

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  3. Being a new regular reader, I went and visited your Big Ribbon post -- what an amazing piece!!! I hope you're not composing THAT warp chain! If you are, I'll pay you to ship it to me!

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  4. That warp has too much dye to compost, Peg. That'll probably be woven to make a similar something-or-rather, I suspect.

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