Friday, February 3, 2012

Preparations

towel warp for John C. Campbell Folk School on the warping board - it's actually more blue than the photo shows...see below


half of the warp wound in a ziploc bag with the weft - 2/16 for hems, cotton flake for towel body

Finished weaving the huck lace samples today - felt good to have #4 at least woven.  The yarn for #5 and #6 is here - just have to finish crunching numbers for #5 and then that can be beamed onto the AVL.  #6 will go onto the Leclerc Fanny as I'm doing a stripe sequence that doesn't fit comfortably within the confines of the 1" sectional beam on the AVL.  Yes, I could do it on the AVL using a warping valet, but it's only a 4 shaft twill, so might as well go with the smaller loom.

The house is nearly ready for our company.  The dining room table still needs to be cleared off, the floors swept and washed and the bed made up, but there's still tomorrow.  :)

I also have to get the yarns ready for the folk school so the parcel can be mailed early next week.  With a full class I won't have a whole lot of time to weave, but I don't really want to go with too little and be forced into buying more yarn.  :}  Not when I've got way more than enough here!  So far I've got a scarf kit that never sold and which will be perfect for the initial demo.  In addition to the towel warp (7 meters for 6 towels) I'll also bring yarn to wind a scarf warp.  And then I'll think about whether or not I'll really need more than 3 warps for the 5 day class......

Currently reading The Rope (the latest by) Nevada Barr

7 comments:

Sandra Rude said...

Love the oolors! The towels will be beautiful.

Cindy said...

Yikes, I haven't even picked out the yarn for the warps I need to bring much less getting them done. I guess I need to get busy. I too love the colors for your towels.

Laura said...

Well, I'm trying to get this out of the way before my company arrives at 8 pm this evening plus I have to mail the box to the school so I have to get it done *now*! :)

I'm loving the colours, too - a nice change from the more pastel values I've been working with lately.

cheers,
Laura

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Laura, I really wish I could be at your class - lucky students! Agree that the colors you chose are wonderful, they will be just beautiful woven up. Hope you enjoy your company.

Laura said...

Well, maybe next year? JCC has invited me back for next January for the 'boot' camp idea. :)

Kerstin and I have been delving into books, hashing over terminology, observing cultural differences. Sometimes it's good to question usual assumptions - it helps to look at things from different persepectives. :)

cheers,
Laura

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

I really like the colors in the first photo - they remind me of spring. Looking forward to seeing what the 'real' warp will look like, too. I'm working feverishly on an 'ecclesiastical commission' for Lent - paraments for our church. Even though I'm not proficient yet, the things I learned from you last year at Folk School are what's making it possible!

Laura said...

Yes, I am longing for 'real' spring, and hoping to have some in NC/FL :)

Glad to hear you are tackling paraments Rhonda - such a rewarding project. :)

cheers,
Laura