Thursday, May 13, 2010
Weaving About WARP
Although I don't have adequate words to describe my impressions of attending a WARP meeting, I came home and immediately began an ikat project. Of course it helped that I got a commission to weave 5 towels. (the day after I got home!) I went through my very limited cotton stash and discovered I had just enough 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn left over from my Turned Weft Ikat article in WeaveZine and the last Ikat workshop I taught.
The commission came on a Monday. On Tuesday I had a woman coming to the studio to watch me dress the loom, so I wound my warp (6 yds long 17" wide, sett 24 epi). So by the end of Tuesday, I was ready to weave!
I never know what these weavings will look like until I am actually weaving. I know I have said this before, but it is always a surprise.
I used a different weft color for each towel and kinda sorta measured---but not really.
And then my very favorite part---releasing the weaving---dragging the woven warp across the room....snapping a pic
Now I have to launder, cut apart and hem.