This project introduced floating selvedges and the importance of detail (where to start a pattern) and various ways of writing weaving on paper – british, american, swedish… Liz gave us some lifting plans, then let us loose with a copy of M.P. Davison.
Looking at my sample now I still find it amazing that there are so many possibilities in every aspect of weaving. It’s as if I’d never seen cloth before. Last week I changed seats on the bus home so I could sit behind someone and look closely at their coat (still have no idea how it was done – a houndstooth on a huge scale with different weight yarns).
I really like having the dark stripe on one side of the sampler, displaying lots of textural possibilities.
Possibilities – that word again. I’m sitting at the computer, stroking the cloth I made (!) and smiling at the thought of the world I have to explore.