This morning, I watched Elda Kohls’ videoÂ Ikat on the Loom , which details how to stencil on a warp that is under tension on the loom. Â Her description of the process and tools is very clear and detailed, and inspired me to try it out. Â I mixed up some thin fabric paint, applied it through a commercially purchased stencil, wove it in a 3/1 twill, and came up with this:
It came out pretty well – the images are clear and the scumbly bits in the background add some nice visual texture. Â (Please politely ignore the floats – I’m not sure what was causing them, will troubleshoot next time. Â I was trying to weave my sample at lunchtime and was a bit rushed!)
And I have an intriguing design I made in myÂ Inspired to Design class, which is just begging to be made into a stencil:
Of course, I have scheduled a dye play day with some friends for Sunday, and was planning to make my yearly batch of fruitcake on Saturday. Â Not to mention the Celtic Braid Coat! which is still sitting lonely, waiting for its bound buttonholes. Â So much to do, so little time!