And here we are, living in the joyous land of weaving! Where as we speak, gorgeous fabric is magically appearing right in front of us! It is awesome! This golden project has been such great fun thus far! Let’s keep it going!
I began weaving the fabric in very light colors and am slowly incorporating darker shades. At this point, we are into the tans & browns, heading into the chocolates (milk & dark… and suddenly I have a hankerin’ for dessert…)
I’m using the same accent yarn from the beginning of the project. But, because the fabric has been darkening, the accent yarn shows up less. It’s a very cool optical illusion, for sure!
In college, I took a Color & Design class from a professor by the name of William Itter at Indiana University. He had us purchase a box of colored paper. And with that colored paper, we had to do a number of exercises testing how one color responds when it is paired with a different color. It was fascinating! And as much as Mr. Itter made me crazy, I still think back to many of his assignments and wonder at how much I retained! So, here’s to all the pain-in-the-ass teachers who “learned you something” – in spite of yourself! Cheers!
So, as I’m weaving the fabric, I am continuously winding the project towards the front of the loom. One of the reasons I love my Schacht loom is the amount of space you can weave before you have to get up and forward everything! Many other looms I’ve tried have provided much less real estate. A big Thank You to my friends in Colorado, making my favorite looms! (Boy, I am just full of thankfulness today, aren’t I? You have to go with it when the mood strikes…)
And the weaving goodness continues! The project is coming along quickly! It’ll be off in no time. But, not before next week. So, I’ll talk to you then…