I had Ian help me move Goldie out of the dormer and into the guest room this morning. After two days of rain, I'm having that cozy-up-by-the-fire feeling. It's time to get weaving! I talked to my friend Linda, who moved to Washington earlier this year, shortly before we went on vacation. Their short-sell house had been approved for their purchase and she had gotten her Artisat out of storage and was weaving samples from Marguerite Davidson's book.
Using the same book, I've chosen Berta Frey's Rosepath Sampler using the #2 treadling. I should get 16 samples, so the warp is 10" wide and I'll weave 5" of each sample, changing colors. After Valerie's comment yesterday, I realized that I still don't have a handle on how colors work together in weaving - it's much different than in knitting. I plan to cut the samples in half so I can wet finish one half. I'm really excited.
I really like Benita's idea to take a picture a week from the same location to document the changes in the season where you live, so I went outside and took these four - more sampling! I liked the first one because it was comprehensive but it would be a bear to get to in deep snow. I just realized that. The third location would also be bad in snow and I think the aspens alone don't snow (Freudian slip?) enough. It's between two and four, both different ends of the same space and close to the front door. Anyone care to help me out here? Benita is going to tell me how to assemble the images in a video at the end of the year.
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