Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Here is a picture of the piece right off the loom.  There are still ends to darn in and some mistakes to correct.  The quality of the photo is not the greatest in terms of sharpness or color, but you get the general idea.
I will have it professionally photographed later this fall, and then you will be able to see the real magic of the color blending.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Panel Two Woven

There will be three images in this piece, and now the second and center one is woven.
This is the last you will see of the red auroras.  The third one has the more common green coloration.  I have really pushed myself this week to make headway in this long piece.  I think I will take most of the weekend off and return Monday.

I appreciate all the comments I get on my weaving.  Weaving alone in the studio can be isolating.  It is nice to know that there are some "someones" out there looking at this.  And friendly critique and questions are welcome as well.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I am almost exactly halfway now.  The colors are a little strange in this picture due to the incandescent light.  I am constantly surprised by the combinations and blends of colors in the weaving.  I did almost no simplifying in the file beforehand, so the color interactions are more complex than other things I have previously done.  Fun.
These colors are a little more realistic, but the green could still be greener.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Aurora 2

Managed to get almost 1000 picks done today, and I am tired.  It just becomes so addictive.  "Just a few more picks; what will the next inch look like? etc."  
The first of three images is done.  It looks funny because of the angle winding around the front beam, but so far I am pleased.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Weaving again

I am so thrilled to get the repaired circuit board from the factory.  The loom works perfectly now.  It was so frustrating to be without a loom for five weeks.  We went back and forth on what was wrong, but ultimately all is well.  Of course, I was in Maine for a week of that and in Minnesota for a few days, too.  So I did have some other things to do.  But I became so tired of being loom-less, that I actually wrote up my lecture for Complex Weavers a year from now.  That's bored!  Here is the trial strip for my new piece: Aurora.  Below it you can see some areas of floats in the black and white, when the loom was misbehaving on the left side.
I think I am going to like the blending of colors in this one.  The next picture is of the first 800 picks of the design.  There are 5800 in the file, so I will be at this for awhile.
The texts around the frame refer to various bits of science I learned about auroras, while I was doing my research for the piece.