Slow Me Down with Inlay

I intended to weave this part quickly, and move on. But when I noticed I could see the end of the warp I changed my mind. I’m going to do something that will slow me down—inlay. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing. Now’s my chance before I run out of warp.

Weaving on the combination drawloom.
One handle is drawn for the simple side borders design. The beginning blue border motifs were also woven using draw handles, connected to pattern shafts.

I am adding blue 16/1 linen inlay to the center motif. The same color blue is laid in at the center motif on the side borders, as well.

Blue linen inlay on the combination drawloom.
Blue linen inlay leaves floats between the raised pattern threads.

Draw the pull-handles for the borders – draw single unit cords – throw the shuttle – lay in the blue thread – throw the shuttle and lay in the blue thread two more times. Move up one row on the chart, and follow the same sequence as before. Ever so carefully, learning as I go. Delightfully slow as molasses. Intently paying attention, and thinking about what I would do differently next time.

Drawloom. Weaving a sign for house guests.
Draw cord pegs just above the beater create interesting shadows.

Changing your mind changes your direction. When the Lord sees our thoughts turning in his direction, he reveals more and more of himself to us. Like small lines of color added a row at a time, the image becomes more and more distinct. With the warp we have remaining, there is still time to see the Grand Weaver’s image woven in us.

May you know when to change your mind.

Making room for Jesus,
Karen

10 thoughts on “Slow Me Down with Inlay

    1. Hi Beth, The whole system seems amazing to me, too! This Myrehed combination attachment is ingenious. I have the easy part—pulling handles and cords.

      Thanks,
      Karen

  1. Amazing! Hope we get to see the final product when it comes off the loom! Happy weaving and sharing! God Bless! 🙂

    1. Hi Kevin, Thanks for the vote of confidence!

      Each single unit draw cord is attached to a unit (group) of three threads.

      Happy weaving,
      Karen

  2. Ohhh my!!!

    I am trying to wrap my brain around the number of techniques you are using on this warp.

    Just beautiful.

    May God continue to guide your life.

    Nannette

    1. Hi Nannette, The think I like about weaving is that it is a sequence of steps. Anything can be done if we can take it a step at a time.

      Thank you,
      Karen

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