Monday, August 15, 2011

Another young weaver

At the moment my 4 year old granddaughter is staying with me. She also wanted to weave a scarf and I'm surprised that she is managing very well!
I've tried to make a video of her, it looks like it is successful to upload.
It is as well that the loom and warp are strong when you watch her weaving!
Here a photo of her weaving, she managed almost 19cm today. It's the same warp as her brother but she wants to weave with pink.......
Not sure if she will be able to finish the whole scarf this week. Next week she'll have to go back to school so at the latest she is going back home on Saturday.
Giving her mummy a well earned break, as it can be very demanding, a 4 year old around you ;-)
But we are having a lovely time together, though today started very early, 4:30 :-(
Luckily I did get her to go back to sleep again....

My own weaving: I'm still weaving the last warp and now weaving the 4th and last towel.
I've been so busy these last few days that I just collapse in the evenings not doing any weaving at all ;-)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Magic in the Water

Today in the post came my own copy of Magic in the Water by Laura Fry. I had seen a copy 2 years ago from the library in England so I knew what it was like and just wanted my own copy before it was to late. The full versions are sold out now, just some available now with not all the samples in. But Laura is also working towards a pdf version of the book. So, the information will still be available, but without the real samples.
As a  bonus I also received a lovely towel. It is made with 50% cotton and 50% linen.
and here a detail
That was a lovely surprise to receive with the book.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Summer School

Today I was going to travel to Edinburgh to Summer School. I was booked in to the Digital Photography course. But I cancelled as I wanted to be near my family for special reasons.
It would have been lovely to get back to Edinburgh, the city where we married in 1969 and also meet up with friends. But hopefully I'll be able to get to Complex Weavers next year. Never been to USA.
Family comes first and I'm happy to have made the choice to stay at home. I took my grandson back yesterday, and the house feels empty after having had him here for 10 days but on Wednesday his sister is coming. I  just have a few days to recharge my batteries. ;-) School starts on the 22nd so she will have to get back home before than.

Weaving is going slow, but the end of the warp is in sight. I will plan a cheery new warp after this. But this warp was all about just being able to weave without thinking much. I'll be lucky if I get 4 towels out of this warp. Probably made the first 2 a bit longer than I planned. They have linen weft, I'm now weaving the 3rd with yarn from the warp.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Holiday almost over

Tomorrow I'll take my grandson home again. First time he has been away from home for so long, 10 days. If it was up to him he would stay longer but I need a few days on my own and will have his sister later in the week. We'll see how long she wants to stay this time.
We went to the Zoo yesterday, that was a big hit. Lots to see and do.
He loves climbing, and this was quite high up
We will go back there again.
Today was weaving day as he wanted to finish his scarf. I think it is great that he managed so much for a first project. Have to see if it stays with just this one project or that more will follow in the future.
Here he is with the scarf just finished fringe twisting but not yet washed.
Here it is after washing and pressing.
And here a scan of the middle part. Not bad for a first weaving for a 6 year old!
He liked my finishing here, so I added one on his scarf and also found the "hand made" hand. That will be a surprise for him in the morning.
Today was also baking time
Nothing better than helping and licking