Tuesday, March 27, 2012

this one is about history


found this in the proverbial bottom of my first projects using an 8 shaft loom, oh luxury!there i discovered i did not want to spend the rest of my life under a loom tieying treadles and having  read about dobby looms around that  time i knew that was  the way to go.
this was so early in my weaving life that i didn't know about linen and its special conditions so i wove away. ignorance was not blissthat and a woman who freaked out and started acting weird because she was a self appointed weaving goddess and didn't understand what i was doing. she reacted by wanting to evict me first from the loom ,as she claimed she needed it, then from the classroom because she felt threatened. another lesson learned. life is too short to deal with other people's insecurities. so i settled into weaving by myself. and so i went on until the internet.
back to me,me : this was a long linen warp so i could weave lots of different options with it. and there i started painting warps too. these two in the photos  were at the beginning of the warp, testing the pattern, a honeycomb from my first weaving book ,the  else regensteiner    book . i still was following recipes, but learned that i wanted to design my own stuff. i had all these visions!

over the weekend i thought i could sew both together and make a linen table runner.after all these years stashed away! i also found some of the other projects from that warp. this is going to be a week full of weaving posts!
i'm taking commemorative stroll today   ;-)

neki desu
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  1. Mmmm, I will look forward to a week of weaving posts!

  2. Gorgeous linen! Just goes to show that nobody can see your vision, nobody can dream your dreams. And any teacher who wants to limit your vision is just crazy.

  3. don't you get TIRED of other's ego/insecuritiy?

  4. I love this cloth. Isn't it amazing what you can do when you don't really know what you are doing? Bliss or its opposite, there are no limits!

  5. Il lino è una gran fibra, forse la mia preferita e questi tuoi tessuti sono una meraviglia.


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