It also gave us the opportunity to change some things around. With Shadow still with some puppy tendencies, I've found he loves to chew up cardboard, paper and wood. He's generally good 90% of the time, but there are certain things that I don't want to end up in the 10% - like a harp, music or the cones of yarn!
With some thought, we moved all the music and the looms into one of the bedrooms. This particular bedroom we took down all the sheetrock to expose the 12 foot long beadboard that likely was original. It makes a very nice acoustical chamber. I wish you could hear it, but for now see what you think...
So now that we are a little more settled, I actually have been able to get into the strings. I've finally started on the companion piece for the wedge weave I made at John C Campbell last March. I had warped this loom for that class, but was too excited about learning to warp a floor loom at the school to use this one. I had created a design as a guide for this, but after the professor gave us the critique in Anderson on our weavings, I thinking I need to redesign it - or at least take a good look at it.
I've also started a new adventure in wedge weave. What I particularly enjoy about it is the undulations in the warp. I decided to see if I could weave pick and pick to really bring the undulations out. So essentially I have two weavings going on side by side. I start in the middle for the large red blocks and start on the outside for the narrow ones. The wedges are not all the same height, so I'm not getting exactly the effect that I want, but I also wonder how it will relax after it's off the loom. I'm using silk I had picked up from a distributor locally. The color screamed Christmas, but I'm not really sure it's doing it for me in this piece. Maybe it's the red rather than green for the tree (you do see a tree don't you???). Again I'll wait until it's finished.
In the clean out as we were putting things back together, James decided to give up two wool sweaters he bought while he was in Scotland nearly 25 years ago. I pulled them from the Goodwill heap and started tearing them apart for the yarn. I have no idea what I'll do with it, but he's thrilled I'm finding a use for the sweaters. I don't know if I have ever seen him wear them and down here likely no one would have even wanted them from Goodwill. We'll see what happens. All I know is the blue reminds me of an overcast winter day - it's a calming color.