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April 10, 2019

there are days when I think back to a time without computers

oh well! ain’t going to happen!

the photo editing software I’ve used for years has changed their format

no notice/warning – took an hour to figure out how to download a picture

time I could have spent weaving or washing the dishes

anyhow back to business…

I’m busy cleaning the studio

studio tour is this weekend – April 13th & 14th

noon – 4:30 pm

come and say hello if you are in the vicinity

the Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild sale is the same weekend

yeah – Erinn is cutting off her weaving

she had fun weaving samples at the end – sorry, took the picture in a hurry

and her son had fun weaving on 4 harnesses

have you ever seen a prouder weaver?

finished the backstrap warp for this month

can’t explain why I have become so enchanted

except – being a working part of the loom you have to “live in the moment”

with each pass of the weft

moving your body back and forward – just a little

to tighten and ease the tension, you develop a rhythm

and you can weave almost to the very end

the thrums are so short there is no need to re-purpose them

back to cleaning the studio

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2019 2:05 am

    You’e turned the corner with the backstrap weaving! And your description of the rhythm is wonderful. Have fun with the studio tour!


  2. April 10, 2019 3:48 pm

    Yes, there’s a strong tendency to update, upgrade and fiddle around with things people are used to without notice or polling the users to see if such activity is welcome… I left my photo editing software provider when they hiked the prices sky high without warning and made it impossible to retrieve some images without a hefty fee – holding my copyright images to ransom, if you will. Now, I use the easier, simpler editing software that comes with my MacBook.
    I like your description of the gentle rocking needed to change the tension for backstrap weaving. You’re taking exercise while you work!


    • April 10, 2019 4:21 pm

      Kate – they don’t charge too much and I don’t use any of their “fancy” stuff but am getting close to looking for something different. I went back a second time and couldn’t remember what I’d done and it took more time again.


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