Tuesday, February 06, 2007
It is Finished....not really
I finished weaving the blanket yesterday. Now the real work begins I need to repair all the mistakes and braid all the fringe. Here is the blanket layed across my kitchen table. With Ginger giving me the idea, I decided that I would full the cloth with a traditional waulking. This is not a spelling mistake. Waulking (in Gaelic luadh) is the technique of finishing the newly-woven fabric by soaking it and thumping it rhythmically to shrink and soften it. Waulking songs are played to keep the rhythm and lighten the work. For more details and a picture look here. I have set Saturday as the date for that so I have till then to finish the braiding and repairs.
Valentine Art contest.
Today I am setting aside to do some some Art. I will post the ATC's I am giving away later today. I'll be drawing the winners tomorrow morning.
Update: I have been playing for several hours. I have the 2 4x4's that I promised plus 2 ATC sized pieces. I'll will be giving them all away tomorrow morning. To enter just leave a comment or send me an email and you are in the drawing.
Some women wait for things to change and nothing does change so they change themselves - Audre Lorde