I’ve decided to change my blog posts to a weekly format for absolutely no other reason than I felt like it…
OK so I haven’t been feeling all that well, both physically and mentally, and it could have been reflected in my work output, but I’ve been weaving on both the looms and making some progress.
I finally got a warp threaded on the floor loom yesterday so have started a bit of huck lace on it.
The total rebuilding of the loom over Christmas has made a huge difference to it’s action. It’s far smoother and faster now, and the shed (the gap between the raised and lowered threads) is much wider. 🙂
I knew something was wrong with the way the loom had been constructed before I stripped it down, and it took a lot of research, experimenting, and frustration to get it right – but it was all worth it. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so stubborn and would go for lessons to learn how to do things when I was struggling – but hey, I’m a male 😀
To me it’s a thing of beauty – a warp fully threaded and tensioned on the loom ready for weaving. There’s more hours than you’d think gone into creating that sight too, especially as the first time I did it I got the threading slightly wrong and had to pull it all out and start again 🙁
That’s what comes of not paying attention to your threading plan 😀
So should I do a review of my 2014 or not? (incidentally my old English teacher told me never to start a sentence with either “and, so, or but”).
OK, I may do a “quickie” one…
- Bought a loom
- Learned to weave
- Built a studio
- Learned to paint
- Bought a bigger loom
- Learned to weave bigger things
Everything else? Same as it was in 2013 – end of review 😆
Even though I’ve a studio full of yarn I’ve been out buying again… It’s not really my fault though, because it was to buy a couple of extra balls of cream yarn to finish off a project after I’d decided at the last minute decided to make it wider than I’d planned, so I can be excused 😆