Monday, November 02, 2009

Week-end update...

It rained. It rained a lot.

Saturday started with me oversleeping and getting to Cherri's studio late; sigh. What can I say?

I listened, watched and did as instructed from 9:20 am to 9:00 pm (quick lunch break and about 1.25 hours dinner break). I learned a lot - I learned practical things about warping and measuring and about how different looms produce different results.... my Penelope is a Tapestry Loom - one is meant to weave a tapestry on it. She is not a 'regular' loom - (table or floor). She will not, nay can not produce the same type of patterning that a multi-heddle (? is that a term?) loom can.

For the amount of time the four of us students put into preparing our warps and the looms to weave, their products (we all intended to made scarves) came out prettier. Now, I know, granted - it was a first effort and no, I was not making a tapestry (which is what I should have gotten Cherri to work with me on). But, I am afraid that my expectations were not in the correct realm, for lack of a better term; therefore, I was disappointed. But I am learning - I remind myself. again.

I have not decided whether I am going to persevere and complete what I started or if I am going to unweave some really unattractive weaving and start again. I'll have to let you know.

Here I have just gotten the warp onto the loom and tied up:


CraftyGryphon said...

Oooooooo.... looooooom.....

Whee! This is gonna be fun to watch!

Christina said...

This is exciting.I have a million questions - I have not used my loom in so long I need to take a class to relearn.

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