6/2/19

Weaving Continues Into June


If I failed to mention in the May Pattern Weaving Posts that the WARP is (white vertical threads) 8 yards long...then I'm telling you now...and WOW...that makes for a lot of weaving!  It's all good though!  I have been able to complete the entire 16 pattern sequences of the Rose Path Sampler Project and still have at least 3 maybe 4 yards of warp left.
     I'm learning a lot about drafting/charting both the threading and treadling patterns.  So let me say from the get go that I am a very visual and hands on learner.  With that said, you can imagine my visual brain sorting out the math calculations for figuring, well...all that math stuff. 
     So 'Charting' it all out and focusing on numbers and rows is good for the brain...or so they say for anyone, but especially for Seniors.     
     Wow, that's a category my brain is still wrapping it's self around.  Still....glad to be able to say I fit that saying...It's never to late to learn new things or the old dog...new tricks thingy.  
     It's a good thing that my loom only has 6 treadles.  Some have as many as 8 and 12....to much math for me...right now at least.
     So, another new thingy for me is the 'Boat Shuttle'.  I ordered 3...red, blue and yellow.  That's it there on the loom with purple yarn on the bobbin.  What a difference it makes in speed and tension.  Right tools....ya know!
This Pattern gets a BIG STAR marked on it for future use. 
It's been my favorite in this Sampler Series....well one of my favs!
Happy June, Ya'll.

5/24/19

Keeping Calm & Weaving On...Not EasyPeasy

 I am always trying to keep my Facebook Banners updated with whatever world of Fiber Art in which I am immersed or overdoing.  Currently, I am immersed, involved, caught up, occupied, engaged and engrossed (thanks synonym AtoZ Challenge) in pattern weaving.  As usual with something new to me, the OverDoSue is creeping in with the need to search and sort through pattern books and so far just about every 4 Shaft 6 Treadle Pattern Draft on Pinterest.  OMG there are so many!

In the effort to make said banners interesting and eye catching...I'm getting a chance to highlight some of the weaving patterns done so far.  It's nice to be able to collage together some of my favorites.
 I truly am trying to 'Keep Calm and Weave On'!

5/23/19

Plain Weaver to Pattern Weaver

OverDoSue has struck again!  So much for saying "All I really want to weave is a plain weave...over under-over under...for rugs, runners, bag inserts, etc.".  It seemed the simplest way to start on the a bit over daunting large floor loom...and it was!  Only requiring 2 of the 4 harnesses to clean and set up.  Only requiring 2 of the 6 treadles to tie up.  I have to say, I wasn't bored or over the over under weaving, and would probably continued for no telling how long.
But, when the opportunity to expand and learn more about the art of weaving presented itself...I went for it!  My friend and Master Weaver Audrey offered to take me to the next step as a weaver.  It required adding the other 2 harnesses, tying up all 6 treadles, learning to calculate warp threads, drafting 'Threading Sequences', drafting 'Treadling Sequences' and getting into a 'Pattern Weaving Zone....focus, focus, focus!
In time...it will not seem so 'OverDoSueness'...I hope!

5/16/19

Mid-May Media Manager

     It's the 'Middle of May'!  I've been an absent blogger since the 'End of April'.  There's a reason...actually, there are several reasons, however, listing them at this point would be pointless.  So, I'm going with the latest catch phrase popular with the pundits... 'Going Forward'.  We use to say...'Moving On'...either way, I'm doing it without too much 'Looking Back'.
     Okay, one 'Look Back' cause I can't remember if I've bragged about how much I LOVE my new studio at The Chicken Farm Art Center.  Shoot, after the April Challenge, I don't remember if I posted about moving from Studio 14 to Studio 10.  Surely, I did, but just in case the picture above pretty much sums up the 'Several Reasons' I've been an absent blogger until now...the 'Middle of May'.
     I must admit....I've been somewhat of a 'Basket Case'.  Not only upping my studio work with fiber and fabric, but adding three mornings a week shuffling paper on and off the computer.  We use to call that 'Office Flunky'...but these days it's 'Media Manager'.  At any rate, my second job is only a few steps away from Studio 10 to the Chicken Farm's Main Studio Office.
So, 'Going Forward' it seems my January-March postings of 52 Weeks Challenge and Sepia Saturday dedicated to ancestors and family history might have to take a 'CatchYaLater' ticket. 
We will see! 
After all, one can only do so much 'Media Management'.

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