Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blue Has Really Begun

The blue beam is under way. Somehow it doesn't feel real while I'm plying the cones. It's when the thread starts to wind onto the beam that I have truly committed to the design.

The vision for this beam is kind of complex: early morning light reflecting from water in a foggy lagoon. This means deep blue-greens, lots of grey-blues, and some pure grey. We'll see whether I reach my goal or whether the muse steps in with a different idea...


emhepri said...

Hi, Just found your blog. I sectional warp most of the time. I have frequent problems with my tension box. Ends tangle and break, then just becomes a mess. Is your tension box an AVL tension or did you custom make it? Your warp seems to wind on so smooth. Thanks, Ernie

Blossom Merz said...

Hi, Ernie,

I custom made my tension box and I'm surprised it has lasted so long! I expected to replace it with a "professional" one by now.

I'll write a blog post in the next few days that answers your question in more depth.

Thanks for asking!