Progress for the sake of accomplishment.

Submitted by Jahanara on Fri, 07/30/2021 - 21:09

 As a working mother, I have to plan the time my son sleeps carefully. I spend every one of his waking minutes with him, unless I'm at work, there's an emergency, or a rare opportunity. Recently, I've been using GTasks to do this. But that's the boring big. My two main weaving goals right now are weaving the cloth bought by a friend and a research paper on cloth in Europe and the Middle East from the 1st to the 14th C.

As of today I have woven about 30" of 5 meters. I would really like to have this done by the time we leave for a week in Wales. I have 8 days yo meet this goal, which means 21" per day. See what I mean about planning? If I don't calculate things like this then I won't meet my goals.

My research paper will include samples of tye weaves discussed. I have most of the samples woven. I need to weave samples of the more obscure weaves. I am currently in the process of revising about 35 pages of text and tieing a cotton warp onto the failed linen warp, picture below. I can document both for taquete and samitum, but the peak of the pattern harnesses is not conducive for linen warps. Once I can extend my loom more linen should work. For now it's cotton.

Wish me luck getting tied on before we go too!