Saturday, 9 June 2012


Thread of Grace off the frame and relaxing before being nailed down!

I warped up the Glimakra frame with a thicker thread (12/9s) ready to start the next one; twined, half-hitched, warp selvedged and cartoon stitched on.  Because it is a frame with plastic combs to sett the ends it is very fast to warp compared to matching each end to a stuck on tape measure (see the little loops at the bottom of ToG), so I even got to start weaving with the blue mixes - three strands of wool and one of linen.  I had forgotten how linen 'bounces' and misbehaves in a butterfly, so on Thursday (I have three days off from gallery duty) I shall take in some wooden bobbins to lick that there yarn into shape. The cartoon was created in Photoshop on my other (otherwise redundant because sooooo slow) laptop, so I will have to transfer the image to show you tomorrow.....


  1. LOVE it, esp the head silhouette of the whole body's shadow.

  2. Thank-you! I am pleased with it too, now; there was a stage in the middle where I did not think it was going to work, and got irritated. When I held it up to the light, the slits make a better pattern than I had realised (my subconscious weaver was doing a ggod job!), so I am hoping to find a way to mount it that allows them to show.


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