Well, I need to write even if it is just to be able to sleep tonight. I hope you will indulge me.
As I have been setting here processing the never ending piles of wool, I came upon a rather scratchy thought. Just how much wool do I need to process to get to the end of the tunnel?
My difficulty is that I do not completely understand the fabric I am recreating. I also do not understand weaving on a common floor loom let alone a Warp Weighted Loom. I have just enough knowledge of weaving to be dangerous.
Now mind you, I am recreating some of the techniques used to build the tools and fabric related to bring this project to completion. But, I am not an all knowing person. I need help…..
How do I figure the amount of wool needed to make the requisite fabric? HELP!
Is this fabric (2/2 twill) a warp faced fabric?
I guess this will not be the only two questions, but these are the most pressing ones at this point.
No Really….. Help.
Hubby says, “Good judgement comes from experience which comes from bad judgement.”
Greetings from the wool shed!
Today I am finally kicking off a major campaign to get the twelve Churro fleeces needed for the first weaving done so that Anna, the project spinner, can do her part in the early summer.
As I have been mentally getting ready. the next steps have been working their way into my head and so the loom construction will be next. Continue reading
This wonderful project has opened the entire world up to me.
I have come into contact with awesome people who all share the passion for fiber. Many are absolute fanatics about this particular piece of textile for so many reasons. Others are just learning of it’s existence. Also I am finding that many people have done a form of recreation of this garment. Having been told that there have been few that have taken it to the insane level I have decided to go, I am flattered. Bottom line is that there is room for everyone in this garment.
One of the questions that has come up for me is how did this worldwide following come to be?
Just wanted to let you know that I and the project are being followed on a couple of different academic and professional social media sites outside of facebook plus a really cool museum recreation site.
I have been accepted on Researchgate as an independent researcher based on review of the project. The URL is
Greetings and good morning!
Here I am finally uprighting again. The trip to Granite Mountain was absolutely wonderful! The people were friendly and a lot of fun. Thank you all for your hospitality!
During the long road trip much pondering and deciding of how and what shape the project will take.
Today’s Blog is a brief selection of the presentation that will be given at The Granite Mountain Collegium on July 27th in Prescott AZ.
Well, this week has been quite a week. It started with the editing of the process paper for separation of double coated fleece. This update includes a large number of pictures as well as cleaning up some of the wording. You will find it in the downloads section of this website.
Today we put through the order for another 12 Navajo Churro fleeces. This ran about $300.00. I hope you all Continue reading
Yay! It is awesome to see you and I know many others will also find this place.
So, what have I been doing besides helping develop an outside place to share the information?
I have been writing my first article to introduce people to the project for the Espa