Hello, friends. I continue to reside in South Carolina with my parents, where I have been since March 9, lending assistance to my parents who are navigating a serious health matter. In between grocery store runs, doctor appointments, and vigorous handwashing, I have been working on a rigid heddle loom.
My most recently woven pieces were of a smaller nature (i.e. narrow width), but I decided to “go big” on my 20″ rigid heddle and put on a warp that pretty much filled the width of the reed. Here is a shawl that I’m working on using Harrisville Designs “Shetland,” sett at 10 epi. The colors here are “Toffee,” “Oatmeal” and “Natural.”
The weaving is coming along. After 20 years of weaving on a floor loom, it has taken some time to adjust to a more relaxed weaving pace. I am using stick shuttles in my weaving; bringing a boat shuttle with bobbins and a winder would have put my large checked piece of luggage over the weight limit on JetBlue, and that would not do.
I have learned to measure progress each day in terms of inches of woven cloth, not feet, as I would for my studio floor loom. And for now, this is fine.
Stay healthy, friends.