In addition to teaching about Turned Weft Ikat, I wanted to give everyone an opportunity to experience “Almost Ikat”. The workshop is a lot about designing warps spontaneously on the warping board within rather tight parameters.
Here is the assignment—each student arrives in class with a scarf warp 9″ wide in Bambu 7, sett 20 epi. There will be 3″ solid borders and 3″ in the center of almost ikat in one of 4 colorways. I asked everyone to select colors without telling any of their fellow students what they had selected. I am hoping to see a lot a variation and surprise.
So today I decided that I really should do the assignment myself. That way I can spend the next few days really focused on the upcoming workshop. Hopefully everyone in the class has already wound their warp (grin)
Today I put together 5 Color Horoscope Weaving Instruction Packets and then spent 2 hours trying to find my mailing envelopes. No luck! I am sure they sell envelopes here in Montana, but I was certain I had quite a stash. The list of missing objects continues to grow. It’s funny that life goes one perfectly well without any of my lost stuff.
So many loose threads…….