Sunday, October 7, 2018

Little looms

Signed up yesterday for another of Rebecca Mezoff's classes, Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms.
I could not give higher praise for her classes. It's on my bucket list to take all her classes and weave something amazing before my expiration date.

Little light, 5x7
Hopefully I'll learn how to keep those edges straight...

It's been quite a while since I've blogged, but it seemed to help me stay focused, so I'm going to renew my efforts...we'll see if it works.
I've been obsessed with weaving for a while now and what a magnificent thing that is! It's an amazing craft, in that, you could spend your life studying the structures and methods and there would always be more to learn.  I'm pretty sure no weaver has ever said "Well, I'm done now -- I know it all"
It can be simple or complex or downright mind-boggling. but I'm certain you can never know all there is to know.
My latest venture has been into tapestry weaving and I recently took an online course with Rebecca  Mezoff and Sarah Swett.
They are both brilliant tapestry artists and terrific teachers. Rebecca has several online courses and she and Sarah teamed up for Fringeless Tapestry, the class I just took. Hands down, the BEST online class I've ever seen.
First tapestry, from working through Kirsten Glasbrook's book, Tapesty Weaving
Fringeless taught me that I love building pipe looms! I wound up building 5. The big one is galvanized steel and the 2 smaller ones are copper.  I think I did a pretty good job of soldering. So much easier than when we installed a new water heater...

This one is very small black pipe.
All warped up for fringeless weaving.

Wool gathered

Wool being kept warm and toasty by foster pup Grace.😄
Jig removed and the weaving has begun.

Ready to remove from the loom.
Based vaguely on memories from Garden of the Gods in Colorado