Monday, August 03, 2009

Afternoon of Avoidance

This was my afternoon of avoidance.

I really didn't feel like writing and I didn't feel like weaving so I made heddles for my Big Shannock. They took way longer than I expected to make and I found the process incredibly boring. I will keep that in mind next time I feel like avoiding something on my to-do list.

One of my projects...a bit far in the to explore the outer reaches of my six foot Shannock tapestry loom. I have never done a piece that uses the entire weaving width - that's the concept to explore. I have several tapestry designs that might work well at that size.

I needed more heddles to stretch across the width. I only have six sets of petals so that's all the heddles I can use. Theoretically I should be able to go six feet since each heddle bar is two feet; but I figure the heddles need a bit of overlap so I may end up at 5 to 5.5 feet.

We'll see. The next time I am in a period of avoidance I will start warping the loom...