Thursday, September 30, 2010
Weaving With Intention
The focus is on "intention". The blessings I receive from the client are qualities they desire to wrap around the baby in a permanent "hug" rather than something for the baby to grow into.
I was going to tell you all about how I was 60 heddles short when I was threading the loom and that I had to have the only person I could think of with a Fireside loom FedEx a hundred heddles from Arizona. I was going to tell you about how I then proceeded to miscalculate the number of dents and had to re-sley---but I won't bore you with the details.
Instead see the cashmere I selected to use in the weft. Each different color and shade represents a cashmere sweater my mom and I unknitted together. (By the way, on my last visit to my mother, we decided that we had taken apart just the right amount of sweaters. I am no longer collecting cashmere.)
It looks like plaid---who would have guessed.
I just looked up the definition of plaid---interesting
A fabric in which bands of color running horizontally and vertically intersect to form squares.
Here's another definition:
Wide and multicolored stripes on different colored backgrounds for creating various patterns.
a plain or twill-weave cloth with a pattern of intersecting stripes.
I just have a few more inches to go, and I will cut it off tomorrow.