I’m glad there isn’t a tax on “too much fun” because I would owe bunches. I’ve been following a blog by Rebecca Mezoff about tapestry weaving. She has posted several tutorial videos on tapestry weaving techniques that helped me get past a color blending block. Plus she makes beautiful tapestries. So, I’ve been practicing some of her suggestions on my swatch tapestry piece.
I’m trying different “sky” swatches, and I’m not there yet. I’m going to try carding some blue and white fleece together and spinning that next.
The Navajo rug is in it’s final phase. I’m down to 5 inches left and my measurements are right on. Surprising! The rest of the weaving will be very very slow. I can only do 4-5 warp threads at a time and my fingers get sore. But I do see the finish line.
More fun has been happening with Dyed in the Wool Fiber Binder Club. Basicaly Benita has put together a great way to try different fibers for spinning. Good job, Benita! Her samples give you more than enough to try knitting and weaving. I plan to weave a sample tapestry piece with all the fibers and include it in the book.