One of my goals for the weekend was to finish a project that had been taking up residence on the floor loom for WAY too long! The last day I worked on it was November 11 – eesh! It was well past time to wrap that puppy up!
But you know how hard it is to pick up and complete a project you’ve avoided for weeks! At this point, I’m totally out of sync and any sense of momentum I had dissolved around Thanksgiving! Not to mention that I just don’t remember the details floating around in my head when I was consistently chipping away at it. I always think I’ll remember and I won’t have to write it down – silly, silly girl! My memory is crap! Always write it down! (That should probably be tattooed somewhere prominent on my arm.)
I cleared off the weaving bench (about 10 minutes), sat there trying to cipher my project (another 10 minutes), and finally decided how I was going to proceed (about time!). From there, I just pushed forward and hoped I was close enough! Because the goal is to end up with a series of hand towels, I should be okay. Each towel is meant to be a cousin, not a twin. So it isn’t important they match – thank goodness!
About four hours after I sat down, I threw the last shuttle, cut the fabric off the loom, tied the ends, and unrolled it from the Schacht. I still have ends to tuck in and a trip through the washer/dryer ahead of me. But having an empty loom is a great feeling!
What project is waiting for you to finish?
Song of the Day – Barenaked Ladies, “Odd Are”
I made a bad decision with a scarf kit for my 8 harness loom. I have to continually change the tie ups for plain weave/twill/heart pattern/back to plain weave/then skeleton pattern. Then more plain weave and reverse it all. WHAT i was thinking I have NO IDEA!!
It’s so frustrating, isn’t it? Hang in there, my friend!!
Oh man! I find that crawling under the loom to keep changing tie ups is absolutely no fun! Hang in there, my friend!
How wonderful to be finished! And the length of fabric looks impressive and pretty. For me, it’s the 10-mile long warp for coasters that is getting me down . . .
Thanks so much, Kerry! I can totally relate on the never ending project! How far into it are you?
Well, my husband wound the warp . . . and can’t remember how long it is! I’ve done 10 coasters and probably have 20 more to go. I do a couple a day but I may have to focus more on this project, if I ever want that loom free!
Ooh! 20 more to go? It may be time to bring in the weaving minions to help you! Will you post a photo when you’re finished? I would love to see them!
I haven’t done a post about actual products of weaving in quite awhile. I’ll try and remember to show off my coasters!
Your work is beautiful!!! Love the hand towels
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!!