Thursday, January 05, 2012
I finished it together with my grandson. I wanted the loom available again for him. Still have to do the finishing. I was able to show her this result on Skype tonight and she was very pleased. I'll try to finish it for her before Sunday when I'll see her again. She would be able to take it with her to school and show after the holiday. And of course use it with her new purple coat.
He is weaving fast, having done just under 90cm today. So, I think he will finish tomorrow as I made a short warp for just one scarf. I made it easy for him to use 2 colours in the warp for plain weave having one colour on shaft 1 and 3 and another on 2 and 4. When he finishes this one he wants to make another one with 3 colours in the warp. That would be a new challenge for him.
He is here until Sunday and will be here again the next weekend. If this scarf is finished before he goes home I'll make him a new warp for his next visit. We will have to go through my stash for him to make a choice of yarns. He's also made it known that he would like my dobby loom when I'm dead. ;-)
Hopefully a long way away but how about this? It pleases me that he likes the weaving for now and may be he'll stay interested. So much for him to learn. Planning a project, warping, threading etc. For the moment I'll do the warping and threading for him though.
I myself am ready for making a warp for my dobby loom. Still have to decide on yarns though. But I feel like weaving again.
I watched the Triple Play Class by Alice Schlein. Weavolution let's you view the workshop for a week after it took place. As I was unable to take part last week, due to a bad connection on my computer it was good to see it after all. Great fun. If you like designing for your dobby loom I would highly recommend the class when she does a repeat class.