Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Everything is ready to go for the Crackle Exchange.  I’ve printed out 10 copies of the paperwork, put them in plastic sheet protectors, along with the finished samples.  Everything is in the addressed envelope, ready to go to the post office.  That last is the part I really don’t like!  There are always lines.

Meanwhile, picking up the crackle samples to put in the sheet protectors revealed another layer of crackle samples.  These are the samples of experiments that I wove for myself on that last crackle warp.  Now I have to get to that paperwork and get that stuff organized so that when I am ready, I can start planning my next crackle piece.  I’m thinking perhaps of a more major art piece which could masquerade as a shawl?

Meanwhile, I have four (maybe five) more dishtowels to weave off the current warp, and while I am doing that I have to get ideas for the handspun finalized.  I would love to get that done before the children arrive for Christmas.  Still, it might be fun for them to see a piece in progress. 


But there is a 17-month old grandson (a very active grandson, I might add) who I am going to have to factor into the equation…….  I can think of no way to childproof a loom.  But I am certainly open to ideas here.

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    Remaining Crackle Samples Finished
    End of Warp Sampling

"Catching up on Crackle" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 25, 2008. © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


marion said...

Child proofing a loom, I wish I knew! You have seen the picture of my loom .......
since he is a little boy, and as you discribe very active, please finnisch your towels before he comes to your house :-)

I hope you have a good time with your family. Marion Berkhout.


Peg in South Carolina said...

Marion, the towels will be finished since they are a Christmas present for my daughter. But perhaps I shall not get started on putting my handspun on the loom........

Trapunto said...

I'd say the only way to do it is redirection. Have something MORE interesting to toddlers in the vacinity of the loom. Spinning wheel, say? Yes, probably not a good idea to warp the loom. Enjoy your holiday!

callybooker said...

I agree with Trapunto. I was going to suggest that the best distraction would be his own loom "just like Granny's", although "just like" is clearly to be interpreted quite broadly!

bspinner said...

Have fun with your grandson. I was always lucky enough to have a seperate weaving studio my little ones came for a visit.
Your towels are great!

Peg in South Carolina said...

I have till Xmas to worry about grandson. I used to distract my daughter at that age with scraps of fabric, but she was also willing to sit in a high chair to play with them. I don't think Aiolos would tolerate that! And he's still too young for even the simplest of looms. A spinning wheel? I don't think so! And the electric wheel will definitely be put away!

Susan said...

Hi Peg,
You could always ask Kristen Kelley how she manages small kids and her equipment. She's a young mum and manages to weave and have small ones about the house!


Peg in South Carolina said...

Susan, thank you for the suggestion.