Last night I finished my overshot throw and took it off of the loom. I’m amazed at how quickly the weaving went. I will post a photograph of it once it’s finished. I still have to sew, wash and do the fringe (twisted I think). It’s quite beautiful and I’m pleased with the way it looks. This was a lot of fun along with the frustration.
Taking this project off of the loom in class marked the end of weaving lessons until the fall. After we took it off the loom Pam spread it out and said “Well, it’s beautiful, now you’ll just have to come to weave for fun because there is nothing else I can teach you.” Yeah, right. I have to say I have never taken a class where I learned so much in such a short period of time. I’m excited at the prospect of the many, many new weaving projects ahead. Every time I take something off of a loom the next project is rolling around in my head. I haven’t really got the Maltese Cross out of my system yet so I will probably make another one on the loom at home in another color. I’m also looking at other overshot drafts. I figure since I’ve done one design it shouldn’t be a problem doing another, just read the draft.
I have a 40 minute drive to and from weaving class. It always seems like it takes forever to get there in anticipation of what new thing I’m going to learn. The drive home seems like it takes much less time. I go over and over what I’ve done in the last 3 to 4 hours. I think about the structure, the colors, the process. I think that’s the sign of a good fit in craft – you dream of the possibilities.