Thursday, February 18, 2010

Snow White, Black, and Bittersweet

These are the colors in the pattern that Emma chose for her district check weaving sample. This picture was taken after the warp was completed.

Her pattern is called Aberchalder.

Here Emma is about a third of the way through with the warp. By this time her hands are moving so rhythmically, they seem to be communicating with the wool in a beautiful secret language. The closest comparison I can make is that it is similiar to the motions that hula dancers make with their hands.

It took about two hours to complete. We go back today for Emma to put the warp on the loom. The workshop is this Saturday and Sunday from 9-6 each day. It will end with the waulking of the wool.

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