Ten shafts and ten treadles. Isn’t it fascinating how all those parts synchronize and work together to turn threads into cloth? It’s a mystery unless you’ve been in the weaver’s seat. Even then, it’s a wonder. Especially when you see linen threads turn into this amazing five-shaft satin dräll!
There are three towels left on this warp, but I am weaving the remainder as one long piece. I will cut it into separate towels after it’s off the loom. Or, I might change my mind and leave it long as a table runner.
Mystery. The mystery of the ages is that Christ can dwell in us. Understand that? No, but I do understand a weaver sitting at the loom, managing the threads and throwing the shuttle to produce a specific fabric. What if I invite Jesus Christ to take control of everything being woven in my life? That is a mystery worth pursuing.
May you find your way into a good mystery.
Happy weaving new year,
6 thoughts on “Amazing Five-Shaft Satin Dräll”
Love the thought of the Master Weaver!
Hi Wende, I agree! Keeping that in mind can put a lot of things in perspective.
I like the table runner idea, Karen.
Hi Annie, I like that idea, too. I think it would make a very nice table runner. We shall see…
Thank you. As a new weaver I am so inspired with your weaving and your wisdom. May this year be a blessing to you as well as all of the weavers out there.
Hi Alisha, It’s great to hear from a new weaver! I hope you find out that your sweet spot is at the loom.
Blessings to you,