March 20, 2011
Went to the Calico Arts and Crafts show here in Moultrie, GA today. It was fun to be outdoors...but I do wish there had been a bit more 'Art' than craft. I did have fun looking around.
I had started a new warp for a backstrap for a friend of mine. I met her on Ravelry and she ordered a backstrap loom from Guatemala but it didn't come with the 'backstrap'. She has been very generous from day one (same lady who sent me the silk) so I though I would pay it forward.
She said she loves orange so I choose some hemp I had in a nice rusty orange. Mistake #1. Then I paired it with a bright sunshine yellow unmercerized cotton. Mistake #2. Minute one it was a hassle. I also chose to use the orange for weft....Mistake #3. Not only could I not un-weave as it was too grabby...especially as weft, but I had tension issues due to the grabbiness also. After fighting with it for 2 days, I cut that stupid 4 ft. warp off of the loom. Ahhhhhhhh....instant stress relief. It is too bad though, I think the design would have been kewl.
Not sure what I will do for her now...have to rethink this project.