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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Carrots


When I say I don't get bored weaving, I do mean that.  But I can and do get tired.  I have been pushing myself hard - essentially since January - what with all the travel, teaching and production weaving.  And I am getting tired.  It is getting harder and harder for me to go to the loom.

But I am almost finished the painted warps.  There are 3 more on hand with 3 more to come later in September.  The end - at least for now - is nearly in sight.

What I ought to be doing is using up some of that rayon chenille.  But I really don't want to!  I am so over and done with rayon chenille and the colours I have on hand are limited so to do a really good job of designing and producing a line for sale would mean....buying more yarn.

So instead, what did I do?  I bought silk.  Not too much to start with, but enough that I should be able to get a few different warps done with the hand dyed variegated I already have, that Doug spent hours putting onto cones, and have something else ready for the shows coming up all too soon.

Since the yarn is silk I have decided that rather than fringe twist the ends I will either hem stitch on the loom or hem.  I will do one of each on my prototype warp and see which I like better.  This will be faster than fringe twisting and give these scarves a very different look from the painted warps.

But first I must finish the painted warps on hand before I reward myself with the carrot.

5 comments:

KathyB. said...

I am only a basic weaver, my weaving is simple and leaves a lot to be desired, but I love to weave. Like you, there is a limit to how much , and after yards and yards of the same warp, or warp type, I am more than ready for a change. Also like you, I do not like to leave projects un- finished. Maybe one day I will learn to limit my ambition when I first begin a project and leave myself wanting for MORE instead of dreading the finishing up. Maybe...

Peg Cherre said...

So are you interested in selling the rayon chenille yarn you have left? I don't love the pain in the butt it is to beam, but I so love the finished product that I get over the beaming.

Laura Fry said...

I'm not quite ready to get rid of it - yet. That may change! If so I'll keep you in mind. People do so love rayon chenille...
cheers,
Laura

Tonya said...

If you don't mind me asking, Where did you get that silk? Those cones are perfect sized!

Laura Fry said...

From Maurice Brassard. The tubes are 100 grams

Cheers
Laura