My Moorman Practice
Thursday, April 14, 2016
I've warped my loom to practice the special technique I need for the weaving challenge that was given to us last September. We were given the chance to choose an envelope. Inside was a paper napkin. We were to use that as our inspiration for a towel.
Well, I've made a few towels and will probably make more, but they aren't MY thing. The napkin I drew is striped in SeaHawk colors (our local NFL football team). I made a dog coat out of those colors in October. Here's the picture of the way I cut it out:
So, that was awhile ago and I wanted to do something else. When I showed the napkin to my weaving teacher, she TURNED IT OVER. There is the most fascinating pattern in blue on the back. SO, now I'm working on duplicating that pattern.
My loom is now warped. I've got the end stitching done and am making some plain weave as the first practice exercise. There are 6 practice exercises in Theo Moorman's book I'm using to learn how to do my napkin. It's called inlay weaving if anyone wants to look it up.
My weaving teacher gave me some samples she wove that are inlay weaving. Also, she had an extra copy of Theo Moorman's book. Pretty impressive! It's like a cross between regular weaving and tapestry. You do it all on the loom, not in and out like tapestry. I also made a grid on my printout of the picture. Now to copy that over and figure out how to inlay it on the 5 inches of warp I've put on. I want to make a pocket pouch for my SmartPhone with this pattern. My pockets aren't big enough for my phone, and I either forget it or drop it. Neither works.
So, it goes.