Sunday, March 28, 2010
Messing With Worms
It's actually going slowly because the worms are uneven and I'm not about to try to trim them, so I've been using a Navajo beating fork after each beat to get every pick in as tight as I can. The fabric strips are about 20 inches long so I just lay them into the shed by taping them to a stick. The worms are about 66 inches long and I have discovered that I can roll them around a bobbin and send them through the shed with a boat shuttle.
The selvedges are a total mess, but I'm not worrying about it because going to use the resulting fabric for some type of handbag.
Here's my inspiration from the Pics to Picks photo and a close-up of the fabric I'm weaving. I'm focusing on the little bit of turquoise in the middle -- that must be the lining of the jacket. I plan to finish this project in the next few days. I'm all recovered from my drive-by day surgery (with no negative news!) so I'll be back at the loom.