The workshop with Bonnie Inouye finished yesterday and in order to cement some of the techniques we learned I have been working on a series of drafts that may very well find its way into my production schedule for next year.
There are many things about weaving that make my little heart go pit a pat, and this workshop kind of rang a chorus of bells...fine threads, smooth fabric, complex looking cloth, all variations that can be woven on one threading. Just changing the colour (hue or value) can drastically change the look of the design.
I also have a huge stash of fine threads that need using up, so I can reduce stash and not even buy more yarns (or at least, not much) to weave with. Truth be told, I may have to buy some yarn for warps, but weft? I've got so much, and you get such a lot of play value when using 2/20 or finer threads!
The trip has been great. I actually know people in the Nashville guild so it was great to see them again, plus make new friends. I hope I can make it back again.
On the home front, the basement windows are being replaced this week, so the studio can be put back together when I get home. I've still got 60 yards on the AVL that needs to be woven before I can even think about this new direction.