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Monday, November 15, 2010

Currently on the loom!

So I got another long warp on.  This one is 9 1/2 ft. long.  It is done in celery green and Christmas green striped background for the pick up technique.  It is done in 100% mercerized cotton #10, very fine.  It measures 2 1/4 inches wide. This one is 72 threads across and I have a 60 thread design area.   Now I just have to do decide what I want to do for the design work.  I am finding that I am not overly fond of these greens.  Since I have no job I am trying to make the best use of what I have on hand. I started, as you can see, to do the 3d effect, but I find that the colors are not vivid enough to give me the pop that I want.  Might turn out that I simply 'wing it' again.  Some people call them samplers.

I find that when people use the term 'sampler', it somehow takes on a negative connotation.   I like it though.  It is like eye candy to me.  You have to keep looking at it to fully see all that the designs have to offer.  Each viewing brings you something new, sort of a surprise.  I like that. 

I also took the pictures in such a way that you could see how I have myself set up!  The loom sits on a teak or maybe mahogany piano stool that I got off e-bay a few years back.  Some silly person had sprayed it silver, so I stripped it and used it to sit on in front of my loom.  That loom is now history, but it is the freestanding one that I built myself.  Anyway, I have a wooden tray with burn accents on it clamped to the stool.  Just a spin and I can raise or lower my loom.  Works beautifully!  If you look closely you can see that most of the accessories are hand made by me.  My swords, shuttles and such.  

So far I have not been able to max out the little Gilmore Mini Wave.  I am still getting used to working with a warp board.  Eventually I want to do a 4 inch wide piece. 


Julie Magers Soulen said...

Love seeing the pics of your work in progress. That's a beautiful piece!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

averilpam said...

I love the pattern you are weaving with the green warp.

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