Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Next Fan

Once again the photo looked fine in my photo software but now looks blurry - at least you can get an idea of what it looks like. :}

It's not perfect - not even close - but there are no 'design elements' in it that I'm aware of and frankly I'm pretty pleased with it. Pleased enough that I may even go ahead and put an order in for fansticks to mount it on. I'm sure that if I do it a few more times that it will get better. I'm thinking that the next one I'll use a mylar as the worker in the fans - which will no doubt be nearly impossible to photograph (shiny, shiny!) - but should look quite nice.

On the weaving front, I'm nearly finished the Sweetheart Towels on the AVL.

So far Sharon has woven 3 towels on the 16/2 cotton warp I set up for her (and samples to get used to the loom and the new hand/foot movements), wound a warp and woven a shawl (17 inches in the reed, 86" long), and today wove off a 5 meter long 2/8 cotton warp for placemats. In between she's learned a bit of bobbin lace (over 1/3 the way through a bookmark) and we've spent a number of hours talking weaving.

One day and a bit left - we have yet to decide what tomorrow will bring.

Currently reading Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it mounted on the fan sticks!

Nancy C said...

ok, Laura, you've done it...I ordered a beginner kit from Halcyon (I think that was where I ordered it.
I had some delusions about taking it to London with me, but the "pillow" is pretty big.
I am going to give it a first try tonight!!!

Ellen H. said...

Thank you for the videos. I love watching them and learn something new every time I do.