Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weekend Project: From Rehearsal to Performance

Her one chocolate today and it was a damn artificial damn pink-and-white damn sickly damn stupid nougat!
Well, no one could be expected to believe that counted.
--Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

My apologies for the language. I picked this quote because I thought you might like some help with the Halloween candy! ;)

This week I pulled my practice kitchen towel off the loom and started warping a "real" one. The waffle pattern formed amazingly nicely!

As you weave, you continually wrap the completed weaving around a beam on the front of the loom. Thus, you never see more than a few inches of the fabric. It's easy to lose track of how much you have woven. For example, it appears that I accidentally went a little overboard with my practice towel...

And that's just HALF of it! ;)

Oh well, I'll know better for the real towels... Speaking of which, I spent most of the weekend preparing for the next set of towels. They will also be waffle weave, but in the combination of colors called "Sea Glass":

I'm about 1/3 of the way getting the 402 threads individually through the heddles (hanging needles).

There's no doubt that preparing the loom takes (me) much longer than the actual weaving!

I promise, cross my heart, that next weekend I'll have some SEWING progres and pictures for you!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Lori said...

Your weaving is amazing.

gwensews said...

I love your candy-quote! What a hoot! I've felt the same about a box of chocolates.

Your weaving is awesome. I've done a lot of handwork, but nothing like weaving, or spinning. It seems like it would be relaxing.

SunnyQ said...

I didn't know that "Kitchen Towel" was code for "Beach Towel" heeheehee - that is GIANT! :) Nice Work!! :)