Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meanwhile Back in the Studio

Yes, it's true! I still weave!


I can hardly believe this is the first piece I have woven this year. I had forgotten what it was like to weave chenille--the perfect blend of heaven and hell.



When I mentioned to a weaving friend that I was weaving chenille, she said "Oh, don't the threads break a lot." I replied, "Not that I recall". and then 2 threads broke instantly. If anyone comments they want to see how I fixed it, I will show you. Otherwise, take my word that I found a elegant method for fixing the threads, but continue to keep my fingers crossed that I will complete the weaving with no additional breaks.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Bonnie, I would love to see how you fix the broken chenille threads...

Blossom Merz said...

So would I. I've avoided chenille in my warps, partly because fixing broken threads has seemed time consuming or resulted in unacceptable knots.

Thanks!

Dianne said...

Please, what is the gorgeous black, white and purple piece hanging behind you in the photo?

Sara said...

I love this picture of you, you cheery soul! Can't wait to see you...soon!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Although I've used chenille for weft, I'm araid to warp with it. Do you beat it lightly or hard? Fringe or hem? To finish, I spritz with water and put them through a rotary iron (mangle) - but can they be completely submerged? Inquiring minds want to know...

Bonnie said...

Hi to all who have left comments, Each requires a blog post which I will attempt to do. You have opened up (as they say) a can of worms (grin). Stay tuned for my take on chenille and also a word about "turned weft ikat", the black, white and purple piece hanging on the wall.