Four at a time. Remember the fairy tale about whoever killing X number of flies (or something) at once? Above are four weather pieces on the loom. I haven’t really decided the best way to handle weaving four pieces at once, although in order to use the beater, I probably need to stay in the same place on each, as in number of picks. Only the hems have been woven so far, but already there are problems with the linen warp. I pulled the loose ones and retied the knots on the front apron, which made the hems uneven, so that still has to be straightened out. Seriously thinking of going back to wool warp!
The design has been marked. This is the one second to the right.
The design has been marked. This is the one on the far left.
The plan for the rest of the month is to clear up the clutter in my office. As a treat to myself and for my sanity, I am going to weave a couple of hours per day
By the way, I’ve got a strange problem with my iCloud photos. When I click on the picture on my computer, a different picture opens up.
For instance, I clicked on the one image on the left, and here’s what opened up. Weird!
It seems that all over the country everyone is having crazy weather. We’re used to extreme temperature drops here, but not in April. Yesterday when I watched the local news at 6 pm, it was above 100 in south Texas and below freezing in the panhandle. Where I live, the temp has dropped from 70s to 40s. And it’s raining! We need it! Rainy days make for perfect days to work in the studio. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do right now!
But first, a few pictures that are interesting to me. The one above comes from an article about an auction of Hopi artifacts. Check out the slideshow for other nice pictures. I love these pieces!
And I know that there are all kinds of issues with this auction, but that’s the kind of thing that’s better with an in-person discussion.
These two pictures were taken with my phone in Joann’s. (Maybe I should check out Instagram some day–in my spare time.) These are fabrics for, I don’t know…prom dresses? The pic at the bottom is a close-up of the other red/orange pic. They are all three dimensional. Don’t know about sitting on those flowers though….Thoughts? And what’s your weather like now?