Monday, December 11, 2006

Time and a Good Book

Lately I have spent a block of time in the studio, and progress has been made.

The place was a cat-fight. Mess everywhere, boxes unpacked and strewn, suitcase still packed from SOAR (no, not clothes, workshop stuff), and every surface covered.

Given time and a good book on tape (The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield, well-read, and an engrossing story), I'm getting through the detritus, and warping looms:

warp dec 2006
(and beginning to weave the fabric)

Tieing heddles on the upright loom (see previous post):

heddles Dec 2006
(Charleen: they are tied from a continuous strand, not individual heddles like an inkle loom)

and setting up an experiment in pick-up weaving:

pickup experiment

Also, there has been some spinning:

silk dec 2006
silk, white, but soon to be (heh) red, because Claudia will not hand over the red Romney, harumph.

Order is beginning to prevail, surfaces have resurfaced, the floor is visible, navigating no longer requires leaps. Thanks to time and a story.

[And thanks to Lindsey!:-)]


Blogger Charleen said...

Positively brilliant to use bright red heddles on an all white warp! Doesn't a newly straightened up studio get the creative juices going?

6:05 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Bit by the cleaning bug myself. Glad you are having fun while being so productive. It is nice to see the floor every now and then, just to remember what it looks like.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the thirteenth tale and really enjoyed it. Love that fabric on the loom. Great colors in that.

1:54 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

That pile of silk needs to be bigger.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Deanna said...

I liked Thirteenth Tale too.
And there is something so incredibly satisfying about the sight of a new warp and the evenness of those heddles. Everything all lined up nicely, and all's right with the world.

Love your inkling, too. I'm using one of your bookmarks with the book I'm currently reading. :-)


10:29 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Can you come by and organize my craft room? I did ask the man for a yurt this Christmas and he laughed.

1:08 PM  

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