This week I decided to tackle the False Satin Blocks in 10/2 mercerized cotton. I chose a buttery yellow for the weft. I sat down at this loom last week and simply could not do this. I was over thinking to the point where I just had to walk away. I didn’t understand what the selvages were doing, the sheds weren’t opening the way they were supposed to, ugh! (Of course if I had just waited and asked a question or two that might have helped). I spent the entire week fretting about this whole set up. 8 shafts intimidate me, I’m not sure why. I think it was just out of my comfort zone right then. I was looking for meditation last week, this week I was up for the challenge.
I sat down and wove this without a single issue this week. I think having my head in a different place made all of the difference. I wasn’t distracted.
Pam had to unweave a Navajo rug she was working on because there was a problem with how it was warped. She was trying to fix and then re-warp the frame. Her cat, Fred decided he would help her out.
Fred loves the studio. He is always there, waiting for a pat or cuddle (or food). He helped Pam read her measurements – we all know tempting any owner reading a paper of any kind is. I think he was just in tune to her frustration and was working on a little comic relief.