I've been weaving this week, sampling weft patterns and practising my technique after quite a long time away from the craft, especially tightening the warp and keeping the weft even - and waistless!
It's been a very therapeutic pleasure as weaving always is for me. The repetition and gently evolving growth of the work has a most satisfying quality.
After the black and white and bright colours of recent times, I decided on subtle and quiet - more gentle therapy. Though I'll have to watch that. There's a point where subtle and quiet meets just plain boring.
Still, the sample does go some way towards the colours of the Cotswold stone round here and this was what I was after. I'll need a slightly different colour range and a stronger rust tone in there somewhere, perhaps contrasting with some soft and gentle green.
Waistless did I say? How I feel for the weaving with too many holidays and too little exercise. Must remedy the latter. Still I'm not complaining and there will be more of this weaving (and more holidays ...). Quite how it will link into all the other thoughts of the moment, has still to be worked out fully, but I think I'm beginning to see ...