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moving on

July 11, 2015

this is the last Boulevard sample


but not the end of the weave structure

it has great possibilities

P1070215the colours are reversed on the two sides

(and are very difficult to photograph)

turning the draft and using 9 shafts/harnesses

 plus two for plain weave stripes

created three pattern blocks to play with

 it becomes a one shuttle weave – so the weaving goes quickly

perhaps too quickly – because once again I’m asking “what’s next”?

 separating the coloured warp threads makes a nice twisted fringe


still struggling with “weaver’s block”

this little book is full of good advice –  if you can get past the cover

P1070218click to enlarge and read the quote on the right

so far I’ve resisted embroidering pot holders

maybe later!

meanwhile, I’ve been going through years of old binders full of design ideas, drawdowns and workshop samples

some of those old ideas are still relevant and a few went into the recycle bin

P1070223still working with yarns from the stash

it is getting smaller – not a good selection of blues left

which makes the challenge even more challenging

oh well, off to wash the kitchen floor.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2015 3:22 am

    Weaving ennui, to the point that washing the floor seems preferable? EEK! It’s funny to be at the other end of the weaver’s life experience–so many ideas, so many avenues to explore, and I’m just as frustrated, in my own way!


    • July 12, 2015 9:53 am

      Kerry – focusing on one interest for 40 years and continuing to be inspired and passionate requires dedication and hard work. Inspiration strikes when most unexpected – even while washing the kitchen floor!


  2. July 11, 2015 11:41 am

    So funny to think of weaving that goes too quickly, but I know what you mean.


    • July 11, 2015 12:31 pm

      Alice – so much time goes into the thinking, design and prep and then with a one shuttle weave it is over too quickly. I know it sounds ridiculous.


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