One of the realities of weaving is that "throwing the shuttle" is just a small part of the craft! For most of us, it is the favorite part of the process. It's almost hypnotic....Zen like....the rhythm of throwing the shuttle, beating the cloth, treadling the next shed and starting the process again. And we will do that until the phone rings, we run out of weft or our bum needs a break! My sister often tells me that she would like to weave....but she just wants to throw the shuttle!!!
The rug for the porch is already in place....I love how it looks! I often find Zuzu taking her nap in the sun on the new rug. And, I've got one of the shorter rugs finished and it's hanging over the stairwell wall. My great-niece is getting one of those for her bedroom in her new home.
That's two down....two to go!
You know what this means don't you? I have two new projects going on looms at my house! Last weekend I had pictures of the warp that Tina helped me wind on John. I have gotten half of it threaded so far! (I have never claimed to be fast!) And, I have all of the afghan project weft in the raddle, and I've been winding it on the loom. That's a rhythm, too! Wind....place stick....tug on the chain!
This is one place I do NOT want any knots or twists!!!
I have plenty to keep me busy this weekend....and for the coming week. I'm really looking forward to our Weaving Retreat next weekend. I really should dust.................