I’ve been asked about the frame I’m using for my weave samples. Here is the full frame. The late-autumn light is not good for photographing things successfully at the moment and we’ve had some particularly grey days. My samples haven’t progressed as I’d have liked due to many other things happening but my frame and its narrow warps are slowly being populated by little investigations.
I’ve been using some of the string that bound previous rust bundles. These are variously dyed themselves so when they are woven they produce random stripes and mottles.
I am enjoying the discipline of weaving again. I have also put a first warp on the four shaft table loom I rescued earlier in the year so I’m switching between loom and frame. In both I feel that plain weave offers so much potential. I love the simplicity of it and the focus on the action, the repetitiveness, the discipline of achieving evenness and a straight edge. There is so much scope for exploring subtle texture and colour that I’m not sure I will ever tire of it. I admire complex weave patterns in others’ work but for now plain weave has enough to hold my attention.