I have been thinking about old maps. Specifically, the kind of linear map which presents a single route from A to B and the important features along the way. We have an old map of that kind, but it is framed and behind glass — my attempt to photograph it was not a success. The linear map thoughts go with my double weave thoughts, and the combination makes me all buzzy with excitement.
Especially given the way that these turned out:
That’s also a pretty poor photo, but there was a distinct and depressing lack of daylight today. There are several things here which make me very happy, but at the moment I am focused on the middly bit where there are four ‘units’ which gradually change face and then snap back to the beginning again. This bit (with apologies for the horrible blurriness):
While I play around with these ideas, I thought I would warp up for more samples of a related-but-different kind. So I went ahead and made a complete muddle of it. That’s three warps I have wound on the mill so far and each one has introduced me to new mistakes! This time I managed to get the colours in exactly the places I didn’t want them: quite an impressive feat, I think. I am sure this is tremendously good for me, and that I’ll eventually — if only by accident — get to a warp without mistakes, but I am wishing for this sooner rather than later. So I haven’t decided yet whether to go with the draft I had originally planned, or whether I should adjust it to try and reclaim some of my intention…Could go either way, so I am postponing the decision until tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone who has posted here already — the draw is open until the end of the week, as I am sure I’m not the only person who takes a few days to catch up with their blog-reading.