|My big loom is being reassembled in it's new sunny location.|
Fortunately, my thinking muscle relaxed enough for me to deconstruct what was there and backtrack into figuring out what to do. A cup of coffee helped. As you know, I'm selling one of my looms (the smaller one). I moved my work tables and carding equipment downstairs to the spare bedroom I'm calling the workshop. Now my big loom has a place all its own, the studio.
I really like the feel of the loom here. The light in that room is fantastic with the south facing window and the white painted walls. It is really a nice place to create. As I sit on the bench in the filtered sunlight, I dream of all the things I can make, imagining my warp taught and perfect stretching out, the weft filling in with bright colors. I want to make some really amazing things.
I'm really happy with the towels I made. Despite the warping disaster, they are very functional and absorbent. I've been using a couple of them and just today finished tying off the fringe of the last one. As they come out of the washer, they are a little small, but still usable. Next time, I won't make these mistakes and they'll make great gifts.
Another thing delaying the rebuilding of my loom is all the cooking I've been doing. I love to cook, and now I'm making a conscious decision to do more of my own cooking and less processed-prepackaged food. I'm even making warm lunches to take to work. This also takes a lot of time, but like weaving, spinning and knitting, it is enjoyable, creative and meditativetime . So that is my resolution #3, to change my diet to "slow food."