Hah – more weaving this weekend! I was able to finish “JOY” and cut it from the loom. I’m letting it rest and then will clean up the ends on the back. You can see a bit here of the slits I purposely placed in the design for the suggestion of beams coming from the star. I want to bring those out right at the end of the finishing. I’ve also have slits on either side of the horizontal black since those were created around just one warp. I’m wondering about how to mount this piece to accent the beams, but not show gaps with the black outline of the letters. I had thought about mounting it on black, but will the beams be lost? Any thoughts there? Eventually my thoughts are the whole assembly will be placed on white and framed in gold.
Then, I’ve also begun a new project. I had “bought” some Noro yarn from Theresa at Camp Runamuck last spring or summer in her last stash celebration specifically to use it in a wedge weave. I’ve combined it with a Peruvian wool in chocolate brown as the background color. I’m using the Big Sis pipe loom my DH and I made last Valentine’s Day for my wedge weave class at John C Campbell. The loom is continuously warped for 16” wide and about a yard long. I intend to just go until the skein of Noro yarn runs out. But I’ve been known to change my plans before!
Things have gone well with this one. But as you can see I’m slowly creeping upward as I weave. I’m pretty sure that means I’m putting too much in there. I need to check my notes from class. I was able to work with it some to pack it down, but it’s not going to get back to flat completely. I don’t mind it wavering some, but this is only the first 6 inches, which means this will continue it’s upward trend to something out of control. So I think there will be some time this week to take this out. Still I wanted you to see the colors of the Noro yarn as it comes in. I think it’ll be great if I can get back in the swing of the technique again!