Today is a cold and gray Sunday, a good day to stay inside and get started weaving for a September show. Yep, September is 9 months away, but it’s not too soon to start creating, especially since considerable time must be invested to create an inventory of handwoven pieces.
Now, it’s to the computer to design. This is the most creative part of the process because there are so many options to explore. The only part I don’t like is that the program I use for designing only operates off a PC, and I am very attached to my Apple. Since I am working with just 2 colors, I think I will play around with shadow weave structures.
All is ready, so let the weaving begin. It doesn’t take long to see the results of the design effort, and with each throw of the shuttle, I’m thinking ahead to what the next piece will look like, a little change here and there with color and treadling order, and I can create a whole different look with this warp.
Creating, not a bad way to spend a Sunday. How are you spending your day?
Loom: 16 harness, 60″ AVL
Computer Program: Weave Planner
Weave Structure: 6 harness shadow weave
Fibers from Silk City Fibers
This entry is linked to Seasonal Sunday and Blue Monday.
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