Sunday, February 10, 2013

after a delay im ready to sley

I strained my right shoulder. Its an old injury that acts up now and then,but it really put a hitch in winding my warp. I would get started winding and have to stop almost immediately. I have to use my shoulder for my day job (school bus driver) so even though i wanted to keep going i knew better than to over use it. Weaving is my hobby so i rarely put time limitations on myself. Its a journey that progresses at its own pace for me. If i want to sit and dawdle, i do. Also, part of my yarn order was back ordered. So it seemed like the universe was saying "relax and heal". My weaving brain is never idle however. Thanks to all my favorite blogs and the internet,my weaving connection is never broken. I prowled Amazon and  added to my weaving library. So all in all it was only a physical weaving break. Weaving seems to wind its way into my everyday life no matter what i'm doing or not doing.

Two new additions are the Tina Ignell book that is pure eye candy. I find these types of  books to be inspirational but lacking the in depth instruction that i want. Another point is that most of these projects call for 16/2 cotton or linen that i do not have in my stash. Reproducing one of these beauties will require either some major math adjustments or another yarn order. I'm not opposed to either,but i usually just look and drool at these kind of books. 

The other new book is something i ran across on amazon and decided to pick up. Its called The weaving book of Peace and Patience by Isadora Safner. (She wrote the weaving roses of rhode island book that i would love to look at, but just cant spend 70 bucks on.) There are 6 pages of biography about Peace and Patience (mother and daughter) and 29 weaving drafts that have been carefully interpreted for modern weavers. 21 of the drafts are overshot and the rest are assorted summer winter and bronson. All in all it is a nice booklet of colonial weaving that i enjoyed. all are Tromp as writ.

And finally, i have wound all 480 ends for a little bit of overshot. Next up sleying. Winding an all white warp was a bit boring after the colorful towels I just finished. Maybe I should try a colorful overshot warp next time with a light weft just to spice things up a bit.

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