Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Three Color Weft

So it's been three days since I've worked on the rigid heddle loom project.  Saturday was shot as we spent the day out in a park with friends in Monrovia in the heat.  We left the park about 3:30PM, went home to quick, cool showers and about 5:30 headed for the Hollywood Bowl where we met other friends and listened to the LA Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Spectacular (with fireworks).  It was a LLLLOOOONNNNNGGGG night.  The next morning I drove back to Monrovia to set up what is called a Fiber Playday.  This is where myself and two other ladies (who started it) set up a table or two and have weaving and spinning stuff about in case someone would like to learn or try their hand at the fiber side of life.  Got home about 3PM from there and meant to lay down for an hour or so.  It was the "or so".  The weather here has hit over 100 degrees.  I decide to play on the computer instead of weave.

So here we are, Tuesday night and I've got the bag going again.  Now I've woven with random stripes quite often.  In fact I like doing random stripes of color and one color weft, but I decided to do a three color weft.<sigh>. 9PM, I look at my stripes and instead of going white, red, black, white, red, black; I went white, red, black, white, black.  Penelope time again.

But I decided to take a picture of what I've done so far.

Now the inkle band for the strap I really like how it turned out.  It was basically a 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5 warpping though after the 5th warp of the one color, I warpped one thread of the second color and then warpped one thread of the first color and then 5 of the second color.  Confusing right?  OK - here:  A,A,A,A,A,B,A,B,B,B,B,B,C,B,C,C,C,C,C,A,A,A,B,B,B,C,C,C,A,B,C,C,B,A,C,C,C,B,B,B,A,A,A,C,C,C,C,C,B,C,B,B,B,B,B,A,B,A,A,A,A,A,

Understand now?  It's fiber geek talk!!

1 comment:

  1. Heaven knows its been a long time since I've had the pleasure, but I still understand gweave! (geek+weave...never mind....sighs...)

    The band is looking great...whatcha gonna put it on? Or make with it? Or...never mind....sighs.....