Thursday, 25 November 2010

"Friday Night Rain", by Meg Nakagawa

Sometimes this weaver stops gabbing and gets off the computer and weaves. 

The warp is 110/2 (2/17) merino; the weft is merino/mohair mix.  Both were commercially dyed in the same/similar color schemes of lavender/lilac/purple/dark forest green.    I used three short similar-but-different drafts, weaving sometimes from the top of the draft, sometimes from the bottom, to add variation in the structure.  (In retrospect, some parts look like weaving mistakes!) This combination of yarns usually creates a light, almost lacy cloth, but this piece turned out a little heftier in comparison.

I imagine running to a social function after work on Friday night, in a city somewhere like Tokyo; rain starts to descend, but the spirit is filled with anticipation/celebration.    

I love dressing looms and weaving, but not quite fringing, so this sat under the living room couch for over a month, which is not very long by my standards! 

by Meg Nakagawa


Rose said...

Nice textures Meg. Perhaps you might be more keen to do the fringing if you had something I saw on a blog (whose?) recently. This person makes fringe twisters with old cutlery for handles and wooden chess pieces for the turning parts. Now that's creative! I use a battery-driven hair braider, but unfortunately they seem to be out of fashion now so hard to find.

Meg in Nelson said...

No thanks, Rose. I like my fringer by Mike; I just find fringing to be... fulfilling.

Judy said...

Beautiful, Meg. I love the mood of the colours.

Meg in Nelson said...

Thanks, Judy.