Saturday, January 22, 2011
The scientific words do not do justice to this picture! I remember watching Northern Exposure back in the '90's and thinking that this would be a wonderful thing to see...the Northern Lights. Maybe I should add this to my "bucket list" OR maybe I should try to weave my own little piece of the Aurora Borealis!!!
The warp went right on the loom and was ready to weave in no time flat!!! After trying several different threads for the weft, I settled on a deep navy supima cotton.
What a pleasure to weave...watching the colors change and interact...just like I was in a hot tub at midnight in the wilds of the northern hemisphere! And, I didn't have to travel thousands of miles to experience this!
Once again, I'm making a mental note to self to make the warp just a tad bit longer. I'm planning on twisting the fringe this weekend and wet finishing will follow. I think it's going to have a lovely drape.
There's another warp hanging in the laundry room to weave, but I have a plan cooking on the backburner for another project.
This is my first warp wound on the drum winder. I really do like the ease of turning the drum vs. using the warping board. It was a lot easier on my shoulder!
I've already got this on the loom ready to thread, and I'll let you know if my little brainstorm works out. So, I'll be twistin' and threadin' this weekend....kinda sounds like a workout, huh?
In the meantime, happy weaving to you!