Saturday, December 8, 2012

Finally, I am weaving again!

After a several month hiatus I am weaving again.  The past four months has been filled with parenting, riding my horse, teaching engineering and science at a local school, and sewing.  If you are interested in seeing why my time got so filled with sewing you can go to With Needle and Stick, which is my sewing and knitting blog.  If you are interested to see what I do at a local school one or two days a week then you can go to EaSiEE as Pi.  However, if you only what to see what I have been weaving, well here it is.

It took me quite a while to get the Macomber warped.  I have never warped a horizontal loom before, but thanks to the wonders of the internet and youtube, I got it done.  It wasn't pretty, and took three times of unrolling and rolling and the adding of warps, but there it is.  It took me a bit of time to realize that this tapestry wanted to be woven on its side and not from bottom to top.  I am weaving an image of my nine year old daughter whom I photographed wearing her new beret.  After going through several images, I selected the one you see below.  I am using Helena Hernmarck's method of weaving.

As of today, I am 1/4 of the way through the weaving.  It has been my fastest weaving so far.  I really enjoy the technique.  Next, I will try it with a color tapestry.

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