So, I have finally given in and decided to blog. What the hey, so many others are, why not me? Here we go!
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nicole Neal. I am a wife, mom of four, weaver, spinner, among other things. My Eldest Son is almost 18 <shudder>, Eldest Daughter is 14, Second Daughter is also 14 (stepdaughter), and Baby Girl is 10. I have been weaving for about 9 years or so. My husband and I have been married 5 years. I will endeavor to keep this blog on topic, which would be my weaving, but don't be surprised if I go off on numerous tangents. I am, by no means, a master weaver, but what I learn I would like to share with you. I may occasionally say something funny. Let me rephrase, that others will find funny.
Right now I am working on a rag rug for my side door that my husband has been asking me to make for a while. I already have one in front of our stove that I made from a Handwoven article. This time I have made it up myself and kinda overcounted in my planning, but it will be okay. The cotton carpet warp is in groups of aqua and gold, slate gray, rose, and maroon, and a rich brown in between the groups and at the edges. The rag will be strips I tore up from lab coats one of the doctors I work for was discarding. (I was rather amused by the multiple ink stains at the bottom of the pockets!) I have a 32" 4 harness Ashford table loom with the treadle stand that the rug is on, and I also have an inkle loom that I am weaving a sample band of pickup. I am much better with the big loom than the inkle, but I am working on it.
Well, until next time, readers! I gotta get to bed. I will try to blog every couple of days, or at least once a week. Next time, pictures of my rag rug started! Pinky swear!