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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

It's official... I've lost my mind

My question is, "WHAT CONSTITUTES TOO MUCH OF A FIBER ADDICTION?" I loved knitting, wanted to spin and now...

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That's right, a loom. I'm still in shock. I asked at Heritage Spinning & Weaving what I would need "IF" I wanted to get started weaving. I was picturing something along the lines of what a kid might use in school but... before I knew it, Joan had me sold on this floor loom. I don't regret it. She gave me a great deal and so far I think I'm doing well. We started putting it together on Sunday afternoon (after finishing all the wooden parts) and I finished it on Monday. By the time I went to bed last night I had sleyed the reed. This morning I started treading the heddles and then tied it off.

This is a picture of my first project semi-close-up. It's orange and aqua in honor of my DH's love of all things Miami Dolphin!

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I really have no way of knowing if I'm doing it right or wrong so feel free to leave feedback. I had two threads of warp twisted and was able to untie and resley them without difficulty.

This is a closer close-up that shows more detail. This is of course a very simple plain weave but I'm excited none the less.

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In case anyone is wondering, I have not taken any classes and I am teaching myself from the book Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler. I also have the Weaver's Companion but haven't really needed it yet.

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I have to admit, I think there is something soothing about woven material. It's kind of a balanced, ying/yang thing that I seem drawn to. The cool thing is that I can use some of my handspun for weaving.

So, in parting I must ask... am I crazy? Do I have a fiber addiction and do I need an intervention?


At Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:23:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Your weaving is beautiful, well done!


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