Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Luna, Mounted

but not yet framed. That's tomorrow's task.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Designing Weavers Annual Exhibit and Sale

Coming up this weekend! If you plan to be in the Greater Los Angeles area, be sure to stop by. Fiber heaven, guaranteed. See the Designing Weavers website for all the details.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Goodbye, Luna

The moon is woven.

In the photo, you can see that I've woven a strip of plain weave, then inserted a narrow piece of wood, and woven more plain weave. After applying Fray Block to the strips on both sides of the wood, I  cut the cloth off the loom. Later in the week, I'll lash the wood onto the cloth apron and be ready to start weaving again.

At the moment, the moon is in the washing machine on the "hand wash" cycle, and will then be pressed and have iron-on interfacing applied to the back. The next step is to mount it on a canvas stretcher and finally frame it in a "floater" frame. Then it'll be ready to ship to its new home.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Picture Perfect

Meg, in Nelson, NZ, is organizing an online exhibition of "delicious, styled photos" of handwovens. Herewith, my contributions. A few years ago, I spent some hours taking closeups of scarves woven on interleaved threadings of 60/2 silk. The warp and weft yarns of the first three were dyed with colors extracted from wood shavings; the fourth and fifth were dyed with Lanaset dyes. The last one was printed on my business cards for a year or so.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Few More Picks

Today was the Central Coast Weavers Guild meeting, plus an array of shopping errands in San Luis Obispo, so I only got another 200 picks woven. Here's today's progress:

I'm at pick 1,300, out of a total of 2,112.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Today's Progress

Another 400 picks on the Luna weaving, shown here at 1100 picks:

The lower curve of the moon looks squashed, but that's only because at that point it's curving around the sandpaper beam, which distorts the curve.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Weaving Luna

Between 3 pm and 5 pm, I managed to weave 700 picks of the Luna piece. Here's where I stopped:

You can just see the two samples as they roll under the sandpaper beam.