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.