Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wild Life

Ever try to sneak up on an owl? He/she was very patient and actually posed for me....

More Adventures in Card Weaving

I was intrigued with the weaving on the cover of Cadace Crockett's book, Card Weaving and decided to warp up a single width of the pattern for bookmarks. I altered the colors a bit and, after a couple of false starts and some entirely fouled up weaving, I finally got the sequence down and started over for the bookmarks.
So far I am happy with the result and hope to have several finished pieces done tomorrow.
By the way, this is one of those more complicated patterns that involves separating some of the cards and turning them different directions.....must....pay....attention....to.....the.....sequence!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Card Weaving

A friend of mine has recently started me off with card weaving and we both attended a class at Apple Leef Farm and learned a lot. At first I was just working on my weaving by attaching it to a belt around my waist with the other end attached to a door knob that just happens to be across the living room from my chair. Then my friend asked me if I had room for her floor inkle loom....well.....duh! It is currently hanging out at my house (I have custody of it at the moment) and I am no longer attached to the door making it impossible for DH to have to crawl over my weaving.

I am having serious fun and now I need another plastic container for the balls of #10 crochet thread that I use for weaving. (And to think that I gave bags of the stuff away....to the same friend who got me started with the card weaving! LOL) That's OK. It's not like I needed an excuse to buy thread...