General Conference weekend is the best, best weekend–and it happens twice every year! When I was a little girl I used to watch my older sisters crochet chain-stitch monkeys. How I ENVIED them! Never have made a chain stitch monkey, but I learned to crochet and have spent many a divine conference weekend crocheting up a storm.
But now I weave. Got to have something to do with my hands while my mind and heart and spirit are feasting on the talks, prayers, and music.
Last time I blogged, I posted a variation on a Loomette design. I got caught up again in the rapture of designing squares, so that’s what I’ve been doing. The four squares on the right, in the photo below, are variations of each other and they all involve manipulating the threads in the lower layers of the warp. Such fun, such madness, such perseverance was required on the part of the designer. It took four times till I got it right.
Earlier this week, I saw some pin loom blankets on Meg Stump’s website that are absolutely gorgeous. Take a look: http://www.pinloomweaving.com/2016/04/pin-looms-love-crispina-ffrench-blankets.html
They’re watercolor heart blankets! Naturally I want to make one, and have set about designing one. I thought it would be cool–if I ever get a triangle loom–to make triangle squares to give the heart a slightly less blocky look. My mind jumped ahead to the prospect of sewing all the triangles into squares and I thought, “What if . . .?” Maybe I could weave a square that was made up of two triangles. Put the blanket on the back burner while I work on this idea.
Here’s what I came up with so far:
I may eventually write up tutorials on the patterns and techniques I’ve been exploring, but I’m also busy spinning yarn. Got to have more white yarn so I can do more dyeing.
My friend brought me some more Kool-Aid from her cupboard. I also bought some more Wilton food coloring and a Tulip Tie Dye kit–for dyeing cotton. Bring on the colors! After the yarn is done, that is.