I finally finished this "V" scarf last weekend. This one took a really long time to finish. It started as a project at the Tuesday Weavers. First, I had threading problems. I had to rethread almost all of it. (That comes from listening to all of the fascinating conversations that go on there at Tuesday Weavers!) Then, once I finally got it treaded right, I sat down and starting weaving this beautiful warp...and it started breaking. I'd weave a couple of shots and several ends would break. Fix those, weave a few more shots, and more ends would break. I walked away from it several times. See, I really wanted to make this scarf. The color mix is one of my favorites and the feel of the warp was terrific. I just knew that this would end up as a nice scarf. So, we bought some lovely inserted eye metal heddles for my loom at the center, thinking the old metal heedles might be the problem. Once I got the new heddles on, I had to, yes, rethread again! (Can you feel my frustration?) And, once all was rethreaded, and I threw a few shots, can you guess what happend? Yes, you're right! Broken warp threads, yet again.
That did it. I sat there for a few minutes. Steam was probably shooting out my ears! Then, I cut the beautiful warp off, chained it up, put it in my bag and took it home...where I glared at it for several weeks.
Then, I opened up my table loom with the texlov heedles, threaded the warp, and started weaving that beautiful warp yet again. And a few weeks later, here it is, a beautiful, so soft to the touch, scarf.
I really do love to weave!
Oh yes, I'll have a booth at the New Midland Center Arts and Crafts Fair in Alcoa, TN this weekend. Come see me if you're there.