Monday, March 7, 2011
Ready to go!
I have wound pirns and gotten out the end feed shuttles, so that part is ready, too. I need to tie up the treadles--I am using my Macomber--before I can throw a shuttle.
The tentative title for the first piece is "Autumn Gold". I was thinking about the poplar family in autumn: there is a huge cottonwood tree in front of my house (152 years in that spot) and of course there are the aspens and Lombardy poplars that grow around here, too. When they turn the color of this warp, they have a slightly spicy smell, a little like a combination of nutmeg and cinnamon. Faint, certainly, but quite lovely and for me forever evocative of fall. It may be my favorite season and we have lovely, long autumns here.