Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Off the Loom

Here is what I have been laboring over for the last several weeks on my sixteen harness table loom. I started with the Tour de France. It seems like so long ago...

The piece laying over the top is my sampling. Turns out the sample is about 20 inches...the finished piece is about 30 inches...essentially six five inch squares.

It was quite a difficult piece to weave. Probably the hardest thing I have done. Tough to get the balance right, tough to choose the right color, tough to get the right pattern and tough to execute the pattern.

I have a lot of wasted thread. It is by far much easier to simply take out the sewing thread and cut it off and start a fresh than weaving it out and then back in. I don't think I went more than three or four rows without making some sort of error or not liking the balance.

The piece is resting...I am resisting the temptation to look and touch it. It needs a bunch of finishing before I can pull it all together into its final form.

More later...

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I can't believe I let you fall off my radar. I am in the process of putting together a new ikat talk and immediately thought about the wonderful piece you did after my class. Now I rediscovered your blog (and have subscribed)and find you have been doing some wonderful things with the ikat. (as well as some pretty amazing weaving with the mazes). I look forward to following your progress.