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I've threaded it in Ketchup and Mustard, colors far out of my comfort zone, but fun to watch work together.
As I wove, I noticed two threads misbehaving, but after much agonizing and soul-searching, I told myself, "Hey! It's a sampler! It's not hanging in the Louvre!" And I got over it. I also got over the big loop of missed mustard thread in the bottom layer, when I started weaving with the ketchup on top. Just have to keep telling myself, "It's a sampler!"
|Oops! Threading error!|
|Can you see the two different parts?|
The first time I looked inside the weaving and saw the separation, I was very excited. I took about ten photos, and this is the best, which isn't very good, but I hope you get the idea.
Before I started weaving this, I read and read and read the book, trying to make it sink in, but it didn't really "take" until I saw the YouTube video of Jennifer Moore demonstrating an overview. www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFBB2s5fDg4 You can buy the whole video on Interweave's site, but I think I'll just plug along with the book. She did mention some very important details, though.
- Placing the shuttles on top of the piece in order keeps them from crossing each other, which keeps the two pieces separate.
- Starting from the left and finishing on the right helps keep your place in the treadling sequence.
- The tie-up is crucial for success, as it keeps the top layer separate from the bottom layer as you treadle.
|Bella waits with Hedgehog|
My plans for outside work have been foiled again by the rain, but it just means I'll make more progress on the sampler. Making a double-width piece is next, and I can't wait!