Today I completed two weavings. The intermesh and the towels. Very satisfying.
This is how weaving these towels felt. The choreography of pressing the treadle, tossing the shuttle and squeezing the beater with the percussion music of the harnesses falling was like dancing at the loom. No need to think what to do next - just dance.
And then I started a new project using these yarns.
The second thing is trying out some colors for this year's Weavers Challenge at my guild. The challenge is to use Split Compliment Colors. So I've chosen purple, (that cone in the center is actually purple even though it looks blue in the photo), green/yellow and yellow/orange. Now I don't actually have yarn that is green/yellow or yellow/orange so I've put the green and the yellow together and the rust and the gold together to see if they will blend into the green/yellow and yellow orange.
The third thing is Ikat. See those light specks on the black cone. That is "reverse" ikat. I dabbed a drop of bleach on the yarn and the black turned to beige. So there will be two small stripes of black and beige ikat in the project. This is my winter time ikat. Instead of putting dye onto the yarn which I need warm weather to do, I'll take dye out of the yarn. We'll see how it works.
Two more days of my intensive. I'm really having fun!