Thursday, August 08, 2013

A Week Too Late

With a brief interlude for a Fairy Tale wedding in Carmel this past weekend; Progress!
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line up the warp chains in somewhat-order for sleying: 662 ends of handspun Bombyx silk.

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sley the reed: some cross over as the colors demand.

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threading the heddles: this is the weaver's-eye view as I work.

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Headdles threaded: ready to tie on the back.

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tied on, ready to wind the warp.

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Wound on the back beam: it's 20" wide, for scale, and about 4 yards on the loom.

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and the first few shots of weft... a tiny rayon weft that is giving me fits, but will be worth the trouble and time. And, of course! I wish I'd had this last week: it would have gone very nicely with the silk jacket I wore to the wedding! Isn't it always the case? Luckily, there will be more events, more places to wear this, and so I will press on :).

The Fairy Tale wedding was held at a 20,000 acre Preserve in the Carmel Valley. The wedding itself was in a grove of Redwoods, the gathering near the hacienda where the family stayed, and the reception at the Barn. The place is a frozen moment in California history: one of the old ranches that used to dot California. It was lovely to be there, and fun to be a part of a family that clearly enjoys one another.

I'm listening to Wolf Hall as I weave, and this is definitely one book I think I will have to buy in hard copy to read again: the reader is excellent, I am enjoying the story, but the writing is so lyrical! There are passages I want to remember, to underline, to quote, and I am not good at catching them on paper as I listen. So I will find a copy of the book, and perhaps listen again (it's many! hours, and my listening has been interrupted time, so the book deserves a second round). It's been a perfect contemplation of "those who mutter at success and circulate slander". Cheery! And since we all know the eventual outcome, the book really is about the way it was written, the point of view, the ideas and events whether in this century or that.

And next week? Someone has a birthday!
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and someone else is will help celebrate!
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Blogger Charlene said...

They're getting so BIG!

1:53 PM  

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