Friday, February 04, 2005

Weaving in Public II

Charleen said it recently:


A newly warped loom is all about potential.

I warped the small loom yesterday for a demonstration at the Sacramento Weavers Guild's annual Open House this weekend. It is a two day event, I will be there all day Sunday. There are the usual exhibits of members' work, and demonstrations.

I'm taking a chance this time and planning to work without a plan (oxymoron?). I usually have more than a sketch to go by, and often have a square-by-square pattern to follow. But like Lisa, in her post on Scarimekko Revisited, I'm going to wing it. I'll take one of the sketches from my sketch book, and a bundle of colorful silk, and weave away.

The mitigating factor is that I rarely get very much done during a demo anyway, so if it is really terrible, I'll call it a sample and start over later (always have an out).

Wish me luck!


Blogger claudia said...

Judging from the glimpses of your sketchbook, I'm betting it will be great.

You mean, I was supposedly to have a plan? Poor fishies. Too late for them.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hi Sara: good luck with public weaving on the fly. I'll be interested to know what you think of the pitfalls/benefits of doing it this way. By the way, what kind of loom is that? Is it a tapestry loom? It looks nice.

I just figured out how to post comments, so here are a couple of other questions I've been meaning to ask (sorry there are so many): is that knotted pile rug made with singles or plied yarn? I want to try knotted pile, though rya is first on my agenda. And about that little cardwoven bag in your first post: is that some kind of cording around the edges? What did you use? What did you do with all the warp ends on the pointed end of the flap? Finishing cardweaving is such a perplexing issue. Questions, questions!

10:23 AM  

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