In weaving news, I got my DH to take some pics of me wearing my hand-woven ensemble. My first thought was – how do models do it? (other than being 38 years younger and generally gorgeous). How do they make clothes look natural and good – not dorky and stiff. My second thought after seeing the pictures was that a soft, black, cargo-y skirt – while being comfy and useful in my wardrobe – might not be the best choice for a pop garment. I can hear Michael Kors on Project Runway say “farty!”
I got some very nice comments on the pics though. . . have you seen this Amy Shumer comedy routine about how women can’t take compliments (caution about bad language):
I put a long warp of 10/2 hemp on the loom yesterday with the intention of weaving two towels and then a collapse scarf. The first towel is the waffle draft with the double weave hems (came to me from Alice Schlein via Ute Bargmann).
The second will be either a crepe weave (again a la Alice Schlein) or a basket or a combo twill/basket. Then I will weave the collapse using a 40/2 linen weft and see how it comes out. These are all on an 8-shaft straight draw threading.
The other studio news is that after almost twenty years, I dredged up the old pins and changed my 1″ spaced raddle to 1/2″ spaces. And I am going to attribute the absolute dreamy beaming of this warp to the new raddle spacing.