Monday, February 15, 2010

Weaving Part 2

Yesterday I spent a lot of time learning stepping and weaving a circle. It took me a while to figure out the former, as I found it challenging getting to terms with weaving separate blocks with different colours, and found myself mixing up my unders and overs :P

Next was weaving a circle. What I'm finding difficult is making sure the different colours are even. I started off doing exactly the same amount of rows in each colour, but when they are packed / beated down, they are difficult to count. So I just worked visually, and they seem to look good so far!

Is that wrong? If any weavers are reading this, please feel free to criticise!

The textbook instructions aren't very comprehensive, so at the moment I'm relying on the only book I could get hold of at the library - Kirsten Glasbrook's 'Tapestry Weaving'. I have ordered a secondhand copy of Tadek Beutlich's 'The Technique Of Woven Tapestry' from the US, so hopefully it will arrive soon. Hopefully I'm on the right track, since I've been having a few of those 'I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!' moments :P

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