Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Words and Weft

There is always great excitement at the discovery of a novel concept.

Remember this scarf?

Right after writing that blog entry I went and warped my loom with seven yards...yes seven yards of bamboo with a basic twill set up. My idea was to weave fabric to make a jacket for a wedding I was going to. I wove one inch of tabby and one inch of an undulating twill then stopped. I have not touched that loom in over a year except to move it to three different positions in our living room. Needless to say, the wedding came and went. I just could not imagine myself weaving seven yards of undulating twill. Or at least I think it was seven yards...I have yet to find my notes on this project.

Now I have an idea to accomplish many things.
  1. Actually weave the warp on the loom instead of cutting it off.
  2. Create something for our guild challenge on upcycling which is due in early October
  3. Create another something to submit for the yardage exhibit in Convergence next year...I have always wanted to submit more than one piece.
  4. Keep me inspired to both weave the yardage and write my first draft of my mystery story
  5. And much later have completed both a novel and a jacket.

Yes, I am quite excited to be figuring out how to structure both a weaving and a mystery to tell the same story.

So cool, one story but two mediums with two different results. The same story in words and weft.

1 comment:

Peg in South Carolina said...

It sounds like you are going to be a busy lady, busy both with your brains and your hands! Sounds like fun!