Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weaving a Pattern

So this is my very first time following a weaving pattern from a book. I've always been intimidated (or lazy) to even try because it looks like math! But it's really not that bad. I've been weaving at a studio in Highland Park called Pets with Fez. Baba, the instructor is a wealth of knowledge, not to mention entertaining! I wove the red pattern with a tabby in the last class...

and experimented with a few other patterns and techniques today. This will end up being a soft, cozy, long scarf. I know it's been in the 90's these past few days, but I can't wait to see what it looks like on, hopefully not too crazy looking. The stripe on one of my favorite skirts is the color inspiration. Ooo, I probably could've gone more yellow looking at it now.

Today, I also was reminded that weaving is truly one of those age old processes that takes time and lots of patience. It's quite the opposite of the instant gratification we get from our life with computers so I am grateful that with each project, I am gradually re-learning how to slow down.

1 comment:

Sabine said...

Love the patterns! That skirt looks like one of my old ones...?!