I have been home for a couple of weeks now, and I’m ready to jump back into my weaving.
South central Spain was amazing and The Great Mosque of Cordoba was probably one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The Great Mosque was begun in 784 and when the Christians conquered Cordoba in 1236 they built a cathedral within the existing mosque. This place is massive and the Cathedral was built without demolishing the existing Mosque, it is a stunningly beautiful and wonderful place. The other places that were beyond expectations were The Royal Alcazar in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada, but after weeks away, it’s always nice to be home.
Now back to what is on my loom. I belong to a study group within our guild, called Exploring More and our challenge this time is to design, weave and frame a piece that could be displayed on a wall. Sounds easy, right? I thought so too when I suggested it.
As it stands right now, I will use the natural 2/16 warp cotton and just weave this off as plain weave, then I plan to paint over my rough outline and perhaps do some embellishments. Hmmm, I have a feeling that going at this all loosey-goosey wasn’t the best idea. I still have lots of warp to play with, so that's my task for the next few weeks.
The garden shot today is a photo of one of the front garden beds in full autumn glory. It is Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt. Airy) with Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinesis 'Sarabanda' in behind.