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Friday, July 25, 2014

There Are Days...

...when I shouldn't be allowed near a loom. Or a computer.

So I was merrily weaving along, and finished the current piece on the jacquard loom. Here it is at the point where I had just begun the top border:










As soon as that one was woven, I began the next piece in the queue. I wove the bottom border - no problem. Then I reached the body of the design. After a few picks, I realized that there were some mighty long warp floats in the "black" area. Hmmm. Oh, #$%^%$@!












I had completely forgotton to apply a weave to the black areas, and since that meant all-black areas in the design file with no white pixels representing places where weft was crossing over warp(s), the warps were enjoying their freedom and never interlacing. At all.

Back downstairs to the desktop computer I use for designing. Apply weaves, re-save the file, crop it, resize it, then redo the part of the file where I'm casting out one (nonoperative) hook. Back upstairs to the studio. I rewove the bottom border, and held my breath for the first few picks until I was sure those warps were interlacing where and when they should.

Aha! That's more like it!


6 comments:

MegWeaves said...

Oh, I never heard you say, "#$%^%$@!" before! LOL. It's good to know that sometimes even you have booboos.

Sandra Rude said...

Meg,you haven't been listening! I say that all the time! And the booboos, yes, often enough to not be ashamed to admit to them. It's how we learn after all - screwing up. I never learn from successes, only from disasters.

Laura Fry said...

It's all the 'little' details that we have to keep track of - and some days that's harder than others. :(
Glad you are back on track. :)
cheers,
Laura

Cally said...

Oh, those days, eh? Glad the floats were on top...

Sandra Rude said...

I find that if there's nothing but floats on the top, there's nothing but floats on the bottom - they're just going the other way.

Alice said...

Congrats on a successful rescue, rather than a wadder.