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Monday, April 18, 2016

Huge Sigh of Relief!

Turns out it is indeed possible to weave with only 8 working fingers. Throw a shuttle back and forth, that is; I suspect there arre other aspects of weaving that will be problematic, but won't be sure until I try. Not fast, and certainly no marathon sessions...

I use my thumb, first, and middle fingers to throw/catch the shuttle. The ring and little fingers (the ones that are numb on my left hand) are just along for the ride. Today, I only wove 200 picks - a test run, as it were. Now I'm confident enough to feel as if I can really finish off this warp in time for Complex Weavers Seminars in June.

Whew!!

4 comments:

Meg Weaves said...

That's great news, Sandra. Next time 300?

Laura Fry said...

Progress, slow as it may be, is still progress. :)

neki desu said...

inching along, getting there!you go girl

Peg Cherre said...

Celebrate the little successes - sounds like you're doing that. And if you have to shift your attitude, your goals, hey, it was all in your mind anyway. ;-)