Study Group Recovery

Study groups can be pretty tricky, no matter what the discipline. Of course, you’d think that creating a group that is smaller than the larger group (or guild) would be able to get some in-depth structure study. The problem is that, over time, it grows too big agin, and then there are too many people with too many divergent opinions about what the topics would be. Then nothing gets accomplished.

So, without saying much more, I tagged along with a topic (network) that was not my favorite. I thought if I forced myself I might find that I would like it and at the least, learn something. I learned that I wasn’t too keen after all. So my four color network project turned into a two color network project and not so informative sample.

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I had three yards left on the loom! I tried to recover with a Huck lace pattern from my last workshop. But I think there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and a 100% huck lace structure in a cotton that has a bit of heft didn’t make me very happy either. I think that a looser sett would have been better, it would have turned out less stiff.  Also, I wasn’t consistent on the beating – it’s hard to maintain an even beat when you keep walking away from a project. I did like the color combo:

So, how was I going to get my mojo back??????

Dish towels, 8/2 cotton (thirsty as all get out), colors to match my kitchen granite. Weft woven to match the warp color distribution with a few stretches so it wouldn’t be a square. And hand sewn hems. Spell broken. And now on to my current fascination, deflected double weave. Stay tuned!

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About vairarenbeth

Just another person on the planet earth. My name is Claudia, but I am also known as teacatweaves, and teacatweaver. An escapee from the corporate grind, my husband and I are in a new phase of life. Now I read, weave, spin, urban hike, knit, make bread and pasta from scratch, and discover new and exciting things to my heart's content. One sweet dream is a reference to the Beatles - "...Soon we'll be away from here, step on the gas and wipe that tear away. One sweet dream - be true..."
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One Response to Study Group Recovery

  1. handwerks says:

    I love your towels and hand sewn hems too! Sometimes you just have to do your own thing. 🙂

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