Monday, January 28, 2008

WNCF/HG Winter Project

By Leigh

Well, I've been hoping to have word on Rascal, my black cat's pathology report, but there's been no work from the vet yet. It was supposed to be in either Friday or today. Hopefully later.

Have also been busy house hunting this past weekend, so not much weaving or knitting has gotten done. I have done some mental planning however.

One of the guilds I belong to, the Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild, takes an annual break for the months of December and January. During these months off, the members work on a "Winter Project" which is featured at February's show and tell. This year, the project is "Game of Chance."

At November's meeting we broke out into small groups according to our interests: weaving, knitting, spinning, or dyeing. Each person in the group was given five cards, each listing some element of the discipline they chose. From these five, each of us was to choose three to use as the inspiration for our Winter Project.

I chose to do a weaving project, and these were my cards:
  • long floats
  • m's and o's
  • red warp
  • pale colors only
  • include some ribbon
Since m's and o's is a weave structure I've not woven before, I decided that this was going to be one of the cards I would keep. When I started to research m's and o's, I discovered that this structure features floats, so there was my second card (and who's to say how long "long" is.) I think for the third, I'll choose red warp, as I know I have some red cottons somewhere.

I admit that I'm a little late in getting this started, as I have a little less than 2 weeks before this is due. However, I plan to be diligent with my weaving time, and see what I can do.

Posted 28 January 2008 at

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M's & O's - The Basics
M's & O's - Weaving Observations


m said...

Poor Rascal, I hope the news is not too bad.
Your weave project sounds really interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret the guidelines.

Anonymous said...

What a good idea for a winter project. I'm going to take this along to my local guild AGM this very weekend! We always begin our year with the AGM and a small competition in each of spinning, weaving and dyeing - this would be a great way to have us all try something new.

bspinner said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to see what you've woven with your projects.

bspinner said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to see what you've woven with your projects.

Sheepish Annie said...

Continuing to think good thoughts on Rascal's behalf! I have a good feeling, though.

And I love the project idea. Can't wait to see it!

Kathy said...

M's & O's is a great weave! I have done many a wrap/shawl using that pattern and hand-dyed indigo cotton/rayon or sil yarns. It's lacey, but at the same time has some structure and wears well. I think you'll like the results.

And we will still keep good thoughts re: Rascal's report. We have a vet visit scheduled for Thurs. as our Max is starting to lose too much weight...and I think we may not have him with us too much longer. Rascal will have many more things to say about all of this, I'm sure. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Leigh,
I have left you something over at my blog. Hike on over and take a look.

Cathy said...

what a great way of finding inspiration... maybe I should make a deck of cards for myself :)

Peg in South Carolina said...

How lucky that you drew long floats to go along with include some ribbon. Perfect!

Dorothy said...

I was just going to leave a comment and everyone else has said it all first... I guess we all wait with interest now to see what you get up to!