I will be posting again soon. I'm in the midst of a move. Sometimes the choices we make in life don't turn out as planned......or don't turn out at all. I have come to the hard decision that leaving my current residence and moving to an apartment with my son (and two cats) is best for our family. The past six years have been fairly difficult and the last two have been slightly overbearing. I think I'm writing all of this here because I feel that the stress I have been feeling has prevented me from being as productive as I can be. Some people are good 'under pressure' but, I find that I am about the worst 'under pressure'. I have been searching for a new place for about six months and finally came across something within reasonable distance from my sub job with the Post Office, cleaning jobs, and family. There is plenty of room for Jeremiah, myself, and (of course) my two looms:) One of which I will ecstatically set up in the living room area! Only time will tell but, I feel that this is what is best..............I will get caught up on reading blogs and posting as soon as I'm settled in;) Best to you all!!!
Ok . So since the weather has been changing, I now have some more obvious time to 'play' with some designs that I have stored in my head:) Damask, in particular, has been a favorite of mine to look at and I really feel the urge to use my loom to create tapestry like scarves and shawls. I don't want anything too heavy as I really like the feel of tencel , bamboo, and I would eventually like to switch to silk for my finer works. I am still in the learning stage though and I hope to always remain in the learning stage. The damask pattern that I have been toying with, I like but, I lose a lot of detail the more I stretched it out. I was a little frustrated but, certain that there was something that I could do. The picture above is a little small but, the piece all the way to the right is a 4 point twill threading, the middle is a 5 point twill threading, and the one on the far left is a 6 point twill threading. To get a true satin/sateen I would have to use the one on the far
I think being under pressure and under stress are two different things and it sounds like you've been under a lot of stress which isn't good for you mental and physically.
I'll be wait for your next post and hopefully pictures of your new home.
I turned my living room into my weaving studio, and new living room upstairs (about to be moved to another room) will have one or two looms in it.
Your weaving is beautiful, you are working hard, be sure to take care of yourself, too.
If there is anything I can do for you, let me know.
I have just completed the Landmark Forum, plus other senimars with them & my way of thiking has improved for the better. only saying this, so you know, I am with you 100% and sharing with friends & loved ones is how we create, inspire & move forward together♥ Love to you & yours xx