My journey into the world of weaving

The year ahead


Now that I have reflected upon the past year, I am looking ahead to the coming year of weaving. The one thing I need to remember is that I don’t or can’t learn it all in a year! It’s that patience thing again for me. Slow down, there’s no rush.

So right now I am weaving what seems to an endless run of face cloths. I am enjoying the weaving, don’t get me wrong, but I think I warped for more than I thought.

Next will be the placemats with an advancing twill pattern. I do enjoy twill!

After that, I want to try doubleweave, more overshot, and more sampling. Not necessarily in that order. I want to understand drafts even more. The weaving I am doing right now has helped tremendously. I have focused upon how the threading and treadling effect the outcome.

And finally, I want my blogging to be more analytical of what I am doing.

So those are my goals. Back to the loom!

4 thoughts on “The year ahead

  1. You’ve obviously had a really productive year. I hope 2008 is filled with more weaving pleasure!

    By the way, if you are enjoying your face cloths then fine. But, if not, don’t be afraid to take the warp off the loom and stash it somewhere. Warps have good keeping qualities and there may come a time when that is exactly the warp you need to try out something else.

  2. Hi Cally! Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I hadn’t thought about that and will definitely keep that in mind. I actually am enjoying this weaving. There’s something to be said for getting to know a piece! I’m gaining a lot, I think.

  3. Very good goals. As I finish up my recent M’s & O’s I’m thinking that I need to set some goals too. Thanks for posting yours.

  4. Good work, Susan. I am so impressed at how methodical and disciplined you are. You are making such great progress. As a graphic designer, your website is just lovely.

    Long live warps and woof-woofs. Oops, I meant just woofs. Woof-woofs are dogs, but long live them, too. Lucy just had an anal adenoma removed and is doing fine. Janet doesn’t tell me how much vet bills run for fear it would impair my love for Lucy. And she’s right, too. Hi to Ed. D

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