I'm really excited about threading Isaac for this bookmark exchange. All of the heddles are on and he works like a charm.........now to weave! I have come up with a pattern for the bookmark using all 32 shafts. I thought it would be a great first project. I've been reading Bonnie Inouye's book, Exploring Multi Shaft Design and have come up with the 'tie up' using the method in the first chapter of the book. I tend to do things like studies in bits and pieces so, since I don't sit down at 7am and work until 5pm, it's hard to get in a 'days work' and study. Usually I get 3 hours here 2 hours there......which means at least a half hour of review:) So, this study has taken a while and I'm thrilled to finally see the first chapter manifest in this project.
I'm going to use 20/2 tencel for the warp in white and I'm going to dye the weft in a royal blue.
As for Diana, the entire top or 'guts' is going to be replaced by Leclerc. If it wasn't for their fantastic support team, I would have called it quits with her months ago. I've posted a couple of videos for them to see what is happening and apparently the knife and hammers are not interacting the way that they should.
I'll be posting more on the bookmarks as they unfold.