For the last few VERY LONG days, this was my view. The masking tape on the left is holding the order of the threads coming from the new beam. The heddles on the loom hold the order of the threads on the previous batch. All I have to do is match them up in order and tie them together.
I'm working out a trade with a yoga teacher who can develop specific routines to undo the damage that I sustain after something like 20 hours in this position.
And it's done! Today I will sley those two sections that go over the beater, wind bobbins and weave a sample blanket, and work into the night weaving a garment to offer for sale on Saturday.
As I looked around the studio this morning I saw a few things that people don't usually get to see. Here they are...
When I trim the knots as the sections are tied on, I line up the trimmings in a bowl. I enjoy looking at them for a few days and then I throw them away.
As I tie the sections on, I cut off the knots that held them in the heddles. These I keep in my home as a sort of sedimentary record of my work over the years.
I really don't know how people wove before masking tape. Here's this week's pile, beautiful in its own way.