Monday, May 11, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Finding an error that means I have to do something drastic like weave back a ways or even start all over again puts me into a bit of a panic. As that panic begins to subside, I claim to myself that the error doesn’t matter. Finally I get to the point of admitting that it needs to be fixed. No matter what is involved. Sometimes it is a matter of moments to get to this point. Sometimes hours.

Once I make that decision, I immediately jump in and get it fixed. This way I won’t change my mind about fixing it. This way, too, I will be ready to go when I come back to weaving at the next session.

This time I waited awhile before I jumped in to fix the error. I had good reasons for waiting. Nonetheless, when I finally had to face the music and do it, it was very hard, after all those days, to get back to the problem. But I did.

And I discovered that I do not need to cut off and start again! I do not even have to rethread half the warp. I do not even have to resley! I am overjoyed!

Here is a hint of what I needed to do. Can you figure out what the problem was? Can you figure out what the next steps are?

Replacement Warp Threaded

All artistic structure is essentially ‘polyphonic’; it evolves not in a single line of thought, but in several superimposed strands at once.
Anton, Ehrenzweig, The Hidden Order of Art, p. xii

Related Posts: The Threading Process

Threading Error: The Discovery” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on May 11, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

Looks like you're adding a warp thread ... yay for the easy fix :-)

Peg in South Carolina said...

Amelia, you've got it! And I'm so happy it is an easy fix!

Susan said...

Oh, geesh Peg... from all the 'panic' and build up and all it is, is a replacement thread?

Did you ever get off lucky!

Susan :)
who's had far worse...

Peg in South Carolina said...

Susan, you better believe it! I was definitely prepared for the worst!