brain ache

It’s not a bright idea to try and get to grips with a new weave structure on a Sunday night. It is especially not a good idea to beat yourself over the head with a weaving book for an hour before thinking that it might be a good idea to check online for any errata…

Guess what. On the whole I’m rather relieved that it isn’t just me losing the plot, but I wish I’d thought of it slightly before I went cross-eyed with exhausted confusion.

And I know, I know, you’re all agog to know what structure it is and which book… but I’m not quite ready to reveal that information. It’s an idea I’ve been pondering for my P2P2 project, and it isn’t yet sufficiently well-formed to expose it to the light of day. Or I’m not sufficiently alert now to cope with the details. One or the other. Or a bit of both. It’s an idea which has several different parts and I need to get them all lined up.

However the volcanic warp is ready to weave. It was fun to make, because the colours are so energetic…

…and I’m pleased with how it looks on the loom.

I’m also pleased to be using echo weave on a more adventurous project. Whatever the results, I’m bound to learn something from the process.

brain ache” was posted by Cally on 12 June 2011 at

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9 Responses

  1. Meg in Nelson

    Sunday nights can be fabulous. Or not. Sorry you have a brain-ache, I won’t prescribe ice cream just yet! But I do look forward to seeing the volcanic scarf after you’ve thrown the shuttle a few dozen times!

  2. Laura

    Perhaps you need some medicinal chocolate?
    who has recently been thinking about echo weave, too…..

  3. Judy

    The colours look great.
    Earlier you were writing about shrinking wool, now echo weave – can’t wait to see what you’re up to. The black in particular does look hairy…

  4. Sandra Rude

    Definitely chocolate. Definitely medicinal. Always. Go for it!

  5. Alison

    Been there, done that. Spent half a day trying to work out why the treadling sequence in the book didn’t give the structure pictured; finally realised there was no way that it could be right.

    Both annoying and gratifying.

    I love the look of the volcanic warp! Can’t wait to see what happens next!

  6. Shirley Treasure

    Some say ice-cream, some say chocolate but Dr. Shirley says drink a glass of wine! A fine red wine cures brain ache every time!
    yep, loving your warp too & can’t wait to see the finished project ;o)

  7. marion berkhout


  8. Geodyne

    I love, love, love those colours.

    I’m with Shirley – a good glass of red wine cures all ills!

  9. Dot

    Love those volcano colours in your warp and look forward to seeing the weaving!