#71 Weaving - Without Challenges? Really?

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The screenshot-thumbnail, above, is a cut from her website.

Many weaving blogs present some very beautiful photos of pieces the author has woven. 
But…many do
not comment on challenges that occurred while planning or weaving the items in those photos.

We often get the impression that the weaver is so accomplished in what they weave that… well, we have a hard time relating to her/him as a real person.

So… it is refreshing to find a weaver who openly says "I had some real trouble getting this piece done to my satisfaction"

Here is such a weaver. Her name is Robbie LaFleur; her blog is called Bound to Weave.

 First, Here's a quote from her:

"Only people who have struggled with after-the-fact inadequacies in their weaving will care about this post and my struggle to fix this piece, “Icelandic Crosses.”

"I thought I had finished the two pieces I wove in the warp-weighted loom class this summer.  They work well as opposites, a smooth black cross and a shaggy companion, and I wanted to display them as a diptych.   I tried to make them the same width, which was a struggle since one was woven vertically and the other on its side.  When I set them on the floor I realized that the smooth cross pieces was not square.  The bottom measured 13.25 inches, and the top was 14.5 inches.  What hadn’t seemed apparent when it was a single piece now made me crazy. It looked unprofessional. Long story short – I spent seven hours fixing it."

And here's the link to her post: Before and After; A Rya Makeover


-From D&R in beautiful W. Lafayette IN

© Dorothy & Ron Baker 2013