A week ago, Annie came bearing more gifts. Sorry, I had to have a taste before I took the picture. I love that she makes her goodies with less sugar than called for, leaving the fruits' natural tanginess.
It is a rigid heddle loom, but we made and put on the warp the traditional way, so she can dress any loom, but later we discussed the method that was in her booklet.
I meant to take a picture of her and the new warp and the first piece, but we were quite engrossed in the work, and I forgot. So sorry.
I really enjoyed the two sessions I had with Annie, and getting to know her, talking about weaving and textiles and seeing a young intelligent person get excited about our craft. But she is moving to Wellington before the end of the month so we'll have to catch up when I get up there or when she visits her folks down here.
Still, I'm not sure about me teaching. I really panicked when I realized my mistake, and I hate teaching new weavers the wrong thing to start with!
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The pièce de résistance mentioned yesterday is this resist/indigo-dyed cloth from, I think, somewhere in Japan, but I could be wrong. For ages I wanted to do exactly this, (our bedroom was painted indigo mere weeks after we moved in,) but later I had this idea we had to have a curtain rod matching the rest of the house so I didn't get around to it. Ben thought I might want it made into a proper Roman blind but the cloth is thick and quite a bit longer than what yo see and I didn't want it cut.
The cloth is not warped but too much steam-pressing on a smallish ironing board and being draped over said board to dry during a humid weekend made the edges extra wavy. The cloth and dowels are likely to come down for Ben to touch up the paint work and for me to loosen the bottom casing, and move up the top casing so more of the cloth will show. We're still deliberating.
But we are pleased with homey look, not just the cloth but the homey way we hung it, I think, especially when the the big window shade on the right is down and the reading lights are on. (The pale blue pillow cases look bluer then, too.)
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I am so sick of not weaving I'm going to make at least one warp today. I'll worry about such trivial issues as EPI, width and drafts later, (and predictably regret such a rash move loudly,) and just make it.