I made a big deal out of moving my tapestry loom into the Loominaria this week on the Tuesday Weaver's blog, and I've had some ideas brewing in my wee small brain about what to weave on it for several weeks now. So, I should just do it, right? Especially since the yarn I had sitting on the front porch had finally become moth-ball-smell free.
On Wednesday afternoon, I cut off the little bit I'd started of some vague notion of it looking like my back yard, something with way too much detail for my novice hands to handle, and tied the warp back on. I got out my booklet from the class I'd taken with Tommye Scanlin over a year ago, and started the new tapestry the correct way. Imagine that! Following directions!
And when I find myself frustrated with it, and need a break, there's a new project ready to go onto Jenny. I've just got to hemstitch the purple and gold warp, cut that off and then I'm going to make place mats with a hand-dyed carpet warp, surrounded by some lovely contrasting colors. It'll be Rep Weave, inspired by an article in Handwoven, written by a nun who weaves. Hers was inspired by a garden, but mine is inspired by a desert sunset. I'm excited to get started, but need to hold myself back until I get the whole thing drafted out in a color order that works. We've got some rainy afternoons projected, and that sounds like a perfect time to bust out the colored pencils.