Slowly but surely
A week ago I posted about my recent bout of "rapid fire weaving". I guess I got ahead of myself since everything has gone into SLOW motion.
I am very excited about the colorful Nap Blanket that I am working on right now - but the work seems to be going at a snail's pace.
The slow-down is in part because life doesn't stop when I am excited about a weaving project. The beginning of the school year always has some bumps in the road while trying to re-adjust to time not being only our own.
Another reason for the slow-down is that this is a VERY intricate set of patterns and every step is taking a lot of concentration. Every color-block on this blanket is a different pattern. Setting up the loom took longer than usual because just as I would get into a rhythm the color, and therefore the pattern, would switch.
Starting to attach the warp to the loom.
Threading the heddles. Each color change is also a change in pattern.
Heddles are all threaded.
Weaving of the blanket finally started two days ago - but I have only had small blocks of time to actually weave. Also - just as with set-up, every color change while weaving is another pattern change. I am enjoying seeing the colors beginning to "mix" in the blocks on the blanket and the subtle differences in the patterns.
Currently there are 2 completed blocks along the length and the third one has been started. It is going to take me a while to complete the 13 color blocks to reach the end.
Color blocks are really beginning to form.
Top left is purple over magenta. Top right is all purple.
Bottom left is all magenta. Bottom right is magenta over purple.
Starting to weave in the third color - deep purple.
Be sure to stop back for updated pictures as the work on the Nap Blanket continues.