Today I am flying to Chicago, where I will be spending several days with Mike’s family before flying home to California. Because of the airport “security crackdown” (which I think is laughable, but let’s not go there), we’re going to the airport earlier than usual. Since the Funky Hat is already finished, that means working on one of the pairs of socks I brought along. So stay tuned for pictures!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with a couple of VERY experienced weavers and seeing their work (gorgeous!). We were chatting along (poor Mike sitting very tolerantly off to the side with his computer, since he has very little interest in weaving) and one of the things that came up was the Convergence Fashion Show. Apparently the models wear fairly heavy makeup, with the result that some weavers who have sent in white garments have had them come back with makeup smeared on them(!). So I am rethinking the idea of sending my wedding dress to Convergence. If it came back with someone else’s makeup on it, I would go ballistic (not to mention being heartbroken!). Between that and the fact that I would have to work night and day for the next month and a half to make the Convergence entry date, I’m thinking that this year’s Convergence is not in the cards. Two years from now I may be less emotionally attached to the dress, and willing to risk it. This year, even after the wedding, I am not.
So I will probably not enter the dress, though I may enter some of the “extra” yardage if I have any. I will bring the dress to the Complex Weavers fashion show, though.
And, finally, an interesting question about profile drafts. I have been doing a little bit of weaving study while on vacation, mostly centered around profile drafts and block substitution, and think I have wrapped my head more or less around the concept. However, I’m wondering about terminology, since I have no references with me. Is it still considered a profile draft if there are more than two patterns, and if so how is that indicated in the “tie-up” of the profile draft? (I know it’s not actually a tie-up, but I can’t think of a better word for it.)
Here’s a couple of .jpgs of what I mean:
I’m certain that this is not unique (surely those complex overshot patterns use more than two patterns!), but is it still called an interpretation of a profile draft, and if so how are the different patterns indicated in the “tie-up”? I’m sure this would be an easy question to answer if I were at home and had my references, but I don’t.