All but the steaming


This piece is finished, a long haul for me. It’s at 6 epi, and the ends were really difficult to weave in. Plus, this is such a boring task. So boring, in fact, that I did the first end watching made-for-TV movies of Perry Mason. And while doing that finish work, I was mulling over my sett and whether I wanted to continue that, or go back to my roots of wool warp at 4 epi. No matter–there’s still lots of warp left on that back beam for now.

All that’s left is the steaming and a real photo.

While deciding on that weighty issue …

This is what I’m weaving right now, totally spontaneous, with no plan. On a whim, I decided to add the red “stripe” before starting the next bit. The multicolored part is 5 inches and the red is 1/2 inches. Below, I manipulated the image with various rotations to get an idea of how this would look as a full sized piece with both the red and without the red. I still haven’t decided. Frankly, the red bit was just a way of breaking the monotony of deciding colors and making sure things were changing up. The final piece is to be about 30 x 30 inches.

Red border    


 Wanna help me decide? Let me know what you think.

Maybe I should just go outside and work and let this bounce around a bit.


2 thoughts on “All but the steaming

  1. pat dozier

    I know what it’s like to have a conundrum whilst weaving ‘on the fly’ so to speak……So MY two-cents worth is that I like the piece WITHOUT the red stripe: it is less static , less predictable and for me, has better movement.

    1. Sherri Post author

      Thanks, Pat. I wish I had read your comment before doing anymore weaving. I put the small stripe in, but with all the other stuff going on in this piece, it hardly shows up. After reading your comment, I thought about taking out a couple of inches, but just couldn’t make myself do it. Those inches were too time-consuming. Now, if I can just make myself stick to this for another 20 inches. Hard-fought inches!


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