Crazy as a Loom

Monday, February 18, 2013

Be still my heart.

I am so in love with this pattern.
When I am weaving it, I enter the "zone".  Have you been there??
It's a marvelous place.  There is no headache, there is no worry.
It is heaven here on earth.
Everyone should go there from time to time.

While I am throwing the shuttle, my feet are dancing across the treadles.
8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, then 8,7,6,5,6,7,8,7,6,5,6,7,8, then 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8...............and repeat.
And magically, this design appears before me, and angels sing.
I kid you not.

Weaving centers me, and brings me serenity like nothing else I know.
Or have ever known.

I am only saddened that I only have a short warp on this loom, but I am not done with point I will tie another warp on as soon as it's done.
I am so into it, and it feels so good. 

Can you tell???

And I love that I can change the whole look with another color weft.
Here it is with brown.

 I like this treasuring every day gig.  It makes the "zone" more reachable.
 And that  has the potential to be life changing.
And Amen.


Anonymous said...

I - and others who commented on your last post - love it too! Assuming it is published, would you please tell us where to find it?

Country Girl said...

I love this pattern, Hilary. Saw it on your last post and wondered what it was going to be. Whatever it is, I am in love with it. I get in a zone at times with my photos.

Karen said...

Wow, that's beautiful! And it must take alot of patience!

Sue said...

Beautiful pattern. I have just gotten back into weaving after too long an absence, and am quickly falling back into the zone. I'm starting with kitchen towels, since I can never have too many of those. Isn't it wonderful how something as simple as changing the color of the weft can make such a huge change?

Loomatic said...

I totally agree with you on getting into the Zone. I get it with weaving and crochet....somehow your brain goes into cruise mode and the day flies by.

It is a pretty pattern, I can see why you like it. :-)

Jeane M. said...

Hats off to these lovely craft before me. Love the pattern dear and I do hope to see more from your works. Got my eye on your next posts.

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lorraine said...

In this unending Northern Canadian winter, I devoted much of my weaving time to getting to know all about twill weaves (I'm a relatively new weaver.) I have yet to experience 'the zone' as deeply as when I was weaving rosette and simple diamond twill. Beautiful work Hilary...and I'm sure as nice a change from the heavy beating of rag rugs for you, as it was for me. Where do you suppose we "go" when we're in 'the zone'?

mudmaven said...

Absolutely magical - clay will do that to you as well but without as much instant gratification. Love this pattern and so happy it makes you so happy! ~chris

Daryl said...

its like magic ..

WPgirl said...

What a beautiful pattern! I always look forward to your posts.

Cupcake Murphy said...

The pattern AND THAT COLOR! Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pattern, thanks for sharing just wish I had 8 harnesses! The celtic cross in Davison's might be similiar on 4harnesses. Humm

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