Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Dave’s idea of hanging yardage/scarves on a wall for display has been a great inspiration for me. He used hooks that he screwed into the wall onto which the hanging rod could be laid. Not willing to put needless holes into our walls, I went to the store and bought a pair of over-the-door hangers. Hanging my samples from them has worked like a charm.
But what is really good about them, is that they are a hung on a door that I constantly pass through. Now I find myself stopping and looking from time to time. Right now my focus goes to the part of the sample that is the impetus for the shawl I plan to weave.
Today as I stood and stared at that part of the sample (photo to the left), ideas started coming into focus just a bit. I realized that I was looking at motifs—some primary, some secondary. Finally I couldn’t abide standing and looking any more. I grabbed the sampler off the hanger and took it to the computer. I brought up the notes I had started for the shawl and began typing away ideas.
Ideas are starting to come. Many will be discarded almost immediately. Many will spur on more ideas. And so my excitement grows. Thank you, Dave.