Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scarfa-Stash Reduction

beginning of scarf showing header picks taken to the ends of the apron rod to prevent the warp from curling

Finished weaving the silk warp after lace this afternoon, then dressed the Fanny loom with one of the many painted warps I have kicking around. Unfortunately I only have enough of the lovely blue weft for two of the four scarves on this warp so I'll have to go digging and see what else is lurking in the store room.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I am not a patient person. I really hate waiting to hear what's going to happen next, especially when I have no idea how long it's going to take to find out.

I am also extremely deadline - or goal - oriented, so much of my time today was spent formulating a game plan. Plan for the worst, hope for the best. :}

So I am back to stash reduction with a vengence. I'd stopped making scarves because I already had a big inventory of them. However, since being accepted to the One of a Kind Vancouver show for next December, it seems prudent to make some more. Besides, I have all these painted warps....

And if - and I won't know for sure until I see the specialist - I have to have surgery, I won't be able to weave for 4-6 weeks. I know - that's hardly any time at all and will no doubt pass by all too quickly! But that's 4-6 weeks of no production, with shows starting in September.

While I might not be able to weave, I will be able to fringe twist and hem, so I'm pouring on the coals to get as much stuff woven as I can so that I can do the finishing while I'm healing.

I'm not a big fan of surgery, but if in the end it fixes the problem once and for all, then let's get it done. Just saying....


Sherri said...

I love painted warps! The colors in this one are very are beautiful.

Laura Fry said...

It got even prettier with some nice rich blue/green with the purple.

The next one is pretty, too - turquoise. :)