I’m doing the Professional Crafts Fiber program at Haywood and loving it! It’s a very demanding program, and I’m letting it consume my life. After all, that’s what I came here to do, eh: learn to weave other things beside tapestry.
So far, we’ve woven a 12″ x 7 yard warp, on a 1-4 straight draw threading with floating selvedges, an extra yard for sewing, using plain weave, 2/2 twill with reverse, 1/3 twill, 3/1 twill, and 2 x 2 basket weave.
Well, I can tell you I know twill. After the six samples were done, we continued weaving a scarf of our own designing. I will post s picture of mine, but not today. The remainder of the warp, after the scarf was cut off, was spent on weaving for sewing.
I swear, I thought that bloody warp was multiplying and breeding baby warp when I wasn’t looking. It seemed the thing would never end! Then, it did! Frankly, the piece for cutting up and sewing looks far better than my design for the scarf when all I was doing was “running the scale” from tabby, 2/2 twill, then 3/1 twill. It looks great!
Anyway, since I have no internet access where I live (got a room in someone’s house, and I’m mostly there from 8 PM till 7:30 AM, and maybe one day of the weekend), I have to depend on what’s at weaving studio. You would think that would be enough; it’s not. The studio consumes my life. We have to develop a production mentality–design and weave quality at a rapid pace, get ‘er done, get ‘er done, get ‘er done! Very little time for email, for the web, for blogging, for my business.
Somehow, I’ve to carve time out for both. That means business and blogging on Friday and Saturday when I come to the studio. Weave in the morning, business and blog in the afternoon.