Lovely Joan came over from Blenheim today, and we sent the better part of the afternoon talking about weaving, colors and the Festival. I can't tell you much about the Festival, because it's still almost 15 months away, but she was pleased with what I have set up to date. I get overly excited, though, when showing people websites and such and I started talking so fast my mind trips over itself; I have got to stop that. Suffice it to say, we're going for simple and straight-forward rather than fancy, so even if someone looks at a blog for the very first time, it won't be too confusing. You know I'll show you once they are officially up and running with contents. For now many pages have "Blah Blah - we can put in this-and-that here" and the like. Yes, I do type in the words "Blah Blah".
What was fascinating was looking at colors together.
using these colors in the weft of the previous Log Cabin warp, so even though I felt more than a little queezy, I had to soldier on.
I did get some lovely samples, and I probably have more than four here I'd like to see make into scarves.
After the previous red warp, I was reminded how I enjoy working with analogous colors, and I questioned whether I should stick to analogous and weave "pleasing" and approachable accessories, or continue to venture out to new (to me) grounds. I talked about that with Joan as well, but I was reminded something June McKenzie told me years ago: "Somebody will like it." So, hooray to all different tastes!
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Figure/life drawing class resumes tomorrow.
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EDIT: I noticed later to my great surprise that I did use two different cones of orange in the warp, and on the pirn is the darker of the two, whereas the majority of the warp is made up of the lighter orange. I apologize; I thought I made a great discovery!