I'd like to say it's been a peaceful journey, but my path has been fraught with ups and downs. In the beginning.....Excitement!
Borrowed a warping board from my friend Terri (in to much of a hurry to wait for hubby to make me one) and blindily plunged in. Thought it couldn't have gone better.
Next step "dressing the loom" (taking what I'd just measured on the warping board and actually putting it on the loom).....still in "Excitement" but quickly came to a screeching halt.
Not really understanding the process of measuring a warp, I found I had doubled the amount of ends....yikes! I couldn't even get them all on my loom. From "Excitement" to "Confusion" in the blink of an eye.
After much research, and whining,........messaging to Terri and Ms. Wonder Why, and whining,...... being just short of depressed and whining,........not sleeping and whining.......notice a recurring theme here? I was no longer feeling "Excitement or "Confusion", now I had traveled into the land of "Frustration"!. What in the world was I going to do? How was I ever going to get back to the "Excitement" part of this journey?
Not knowing what to do, I finally just sucked it up, unwound everything I had done, removed all the extra warp threads and started over. Now I had hit the "Determined" part of my journey.
Not sure of what I would find at journey's end, I slowly moved on. Tried some fun techniques and the "Excitement" started to return.
Now I'm working on my second Saori yardage and am happy to report it's going pretty well. I'm still having problems understanding "measuring the warp" since this time I didn't have the amount I was hoping for. Way better than having twice the amount though......LOL.
Next up......a little non fiber related project I started this week. I took a class on painting furniture on Wednesday using CeCe Caldwell chalk paint from Shizzle Designs in Byron Center. It also was an amazing class. I picked my colors with Ms. Wonder Why in mind....Kissimmee Orange and Traverse City Cherry.
My piece before painting...
Two coats of Kissimmee Orange....
Painting on the top coat using Traverse City Cherry....
red was back! A nice deep Cherry red.....sweet.
There was another person in the class who used these same colors except she put the Traverse City Red on first and Kissimmee Orange for the top coat. What a difference...
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!