Saturday, December 12, 2009
I Challenge You......
In days of yore, a Challenge might have meant bodily harm. Our Challenge will not cause bodily harm (unless you get stuck under the loom) but, it does create some mental stress! Our Challenge is to weave two of the same item using at least three of the four threads provided. We can use one other element...but only one! And, since it is a challenge, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and see what I could do.
The colors reminded me instantly of my daughter...Fall colors. OK...I'll weave something for her. What to weave? I had gotten an issue of Jean Scorgie's Weaver's Craft, and I was intrigued by one of her projects. But, I wanted to use my 8 shaft Baby Wolf. Out comes Carol Strickler's 8-Shaft Patterns. I'm still not totally comfortable threading 8 shafts!!! After I got Julia threaded, I tried several of the patterns to see which one I liked the best. I got to play a little with color and pattern with my project. (I almost got stuck under the loom trying to tie up the treadles!) Several of the treadlings did not work for my item since they had longer floats, but I finally settled on a pattern that was pleasing to me. After washing the cloth and letting it dry, I discovered that one panel did not match up with it's sister! I had left out one of the repeats!!! I'll weave another panel for my daughter, and take the one that's finished to our Christmas party to exchange on Tuesday. I did take a picture of the project on the loom....the shuttles are placed just so..................
Gee, that sounds like a racy picture, doesn't it???
I'll post the finished projects on Tuesday afternoon after our get-together. I can't wait to see what the other folks have created!