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Weaving

Posted in Crafts with tags , , , on October 9, 2014 by Aaron

Beyond any lessons that can be found in the Wheel of Time, there are plenty of life lessons one can learn from weaving.

  • Patience – Weaving takes a long time. If you try to rush it, you will make mistakes and will mess up the tension, resulting in more mistakes.
  • Design – You better create/pick something that you are going to be happy with as executing that design take a long time. You want your patterns, colors, and textures to work together.
  • Diligence – Again, this takes time. The only way to discover its worth is to work your way through it. Also, I always come up with new ideas for a project when I am in the middle of another. However, you can’t just stop and start a new one until you finish.
  • Precision – When setting up a project on a 4-Harness Loom there are many chances to make a mistake that won’t be notices until it is too late to do much about it. Paying attention so that you do it right is important.
  • Practice – The different stages can be very repetitive. You definitely get better as you go.

They also make great gifts for people.

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2 in a Row

Posted in Crafts with tags , , , , on January 3, 2010 by Aaron

Here is a look at the second rug I finished these past couple weeks. I was busy …

It will also be on the Weaving page. Click on it and check out the fringe. This is my first attempt at that style. After doing it I think next time I will make them a lot closer together to make smaller diamonds.

New Weaving

Posted in Crafts with tags , , on December 29, 2009 by Aaron

I finished a new weaving the other day. There is a picture of it on the bottom of the weaving page along with a bunch of other stuff that I have made.  I think I might keep this one for myself. My plans for the next project is a cammo-like rag rug. We’ll see how that turns out.

Here is another picture of it:

You can click on it if you want…