Friday, May 28, 2010

Anxiety Weaving

I've been feeling a little bit disjointed lately, which my current weaving project reflects perfectly. A large portion of my brain has been devoted to work and final projects at school, so I decided to weave without planning. I grabbed almost every cone of tencel on my shelf, threw together a striped warp, and started weaving a simple 7-shaft satin.
I kind of thought it would be ugly, because I gave very little thought to the colors. In fact, I started to plan out a striped pattern on paper, but the color combinations all turned out ugly. So I just started warping. As I warped I thought: wow, this will probably turn out worse than the stuff I drew! But now that it is on the loom, I'm actually pretty okay with it. I know that it won't be everyone's favorite. But wildly unplanned is sometimes fun.
Being a satin, the backside is one solid color (the weft color). Here I'm using gray. There is enough warp for two scarves, I haven't decided what I'll use as the weft for the second.

1 comment:

  1. Meara,
    I really like these colours! I think it is so important to just let yourself play and see what happens.....
    so happy to have discovered your blog - I'll put a link to it through mine, if that's okay :)