Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My Firstborn Weave

My first weaving project came off the loom last night - I finished tying the fringe at 11:30 pm.

This was so much fun! Of course, it has a multitude of beginner mistakes - the selvedges are wonky, the striping is uneven, and I beat the heck out of the weft, so it's not a balanced weave - but I love it anyway.

It’s getting a bath, and will assume a prominent place on the wall in the living room, where all will be expected to oooh and aaah (I might have to post a placard with instructions).

I think I'll stash-dive and find some softer wool (this was Briggs & Little Durasport, and is scratchy) to weave a scarf. Already I am eager to warp the loom again.