Oooh, man. I’m hooked. I mean, I’ve totally warped my psyche and all I can think about is weaving. See what I did there?
I done designed my own plaid. It’s in Cascade Yarns’ Pima Tencel (50/50 Pima Cotton and Tencel blend), and it’s going to be my next wallet. Now, I’m weaving much more than what I would possibly need for a wallet, but this stuff is so addictive. I’m using a 10-dent reed, and I’m getting just under gauge. I think I’m doomed forever to have a tight gauge.
I’m so enthused! It’s so pretty! And what’s more, my partner kept looking over and saying, “Ha, you’re making your own fabric.” I am on top of the world.
Last night, we went to an open mic at Shaika, in Montreal. (I was also on the radio yesterday morning: check it out here.) We had a really good time, but the most important part was that I saw a djembe strap that blew my mind: weft-faced with long warp floats in crazy colours.
I think I have an idea.