|Scarf kit sample on the rh loom|
All 3 looms are up and running and I am faced with a daily dilemma of where to begin. The project on the Glimakra is a sample which may become a table runner if I wasn't neglecting it, totally. I received the new Patty Graver book, Next Steps in Weaving, as a gift a few months ago and decided to weave the projects in order. I have been studying weave structure this year and it isn't sinking in very well. I studied Sharon Alderman from cover to cover and I did all the exercises in Madelyn wander Hoogt's Complete Book of Drafting. I believed I understood what I was reading and studying and I find I don't really "get it". I look at a piece of fabric and I am stumped as to the weave structure. I know all fabric is either woven or knit. Beyond that, I find myself guessing and getting it right part of the time.
Logic tells me I need to study it more. I need to weave more and I need to find a way to drum it into my head further. The Graver book lays it out really well so I am going to weave all the samples and work to understand why certain structures look the way the do. I need to get back to weaving the sample on the Glimakra but the Toika is so much fun. Plus, I am weaving napkins for our family on the Tooika and they look great.
Now, where did I put that 3-sided coin???
|FLIP rigid heddle loom with scarf sample in progress|