The blue threads for this project are delightful! Four shades of blue, from pale blue to sapphire, play across the warp, accented with navy blue stripes. Lucious 8/2 cotton is threaded in eight-shaft twill. The hand of the fabric will be well suited for the chair arm- and headrest- covers I have planned. This blue color sequence is the winning combination from the thread wrappings I showed you in October. (See Warp Sequence Planning.)
My warp planning had a calculation error. I went on my merry way, winding the warp, beaming the warp, and threading the heddles. Until, …Surprise! I have three extra ends left after all the heddles are threaded. Fortunately, there is grace at the loom. I pull the navy blue border threads and three light blue threads out of their heddles and re-thread the navy blue border stripe. The three light blue ends will hang off the back, unused. All is well.
Grace is like that. We mess up, find and admit our wrong, and the Lord Jesus forgives, granting us a new start. When we are wrong we need grace. What about when others are wrong? When the errors of others affect us, what shall we do? Forgiveness is our only option. There is no good reason to hold those error threads and weave them into our fabric.
May you be a recipient of grace.
14 thoughts on “Grace at the Loom”
How precious and uplifting your words are to read! I always look forward to seeing your weaving and reading about God’s goodness. Thanks so much! ❤️
Hi Jo, God’s goodness is endless. So glad you have you here.
I love how you “weave” God’s goodness into your projects. ❤️
Hi Tena, Your kind words are a blessing. Isn’t it wonderful to watch for all the ways the Lord shows us his goodness?
All the best,
Meaningful thoughts ! Thank you. I look forward to seeing the end results of your weaving.
Hi Linda, Weaving gives lots of time for thinking about meaning. I’m excited to start weaving this project!
I love this combination of blues!
Hi Sara, I am a big fan of blue. Seeing them blend together is exciting for someone like me!
All the best,
Those colors are gorgeous, can’t wait to see the final product
Hi Cynthia, I agree about these colors. They are invigorating! Just wait till you see them woven together…
Thanks so much,
Your words are soothing-
Hi Maria, It’s a good time to spread soothing words. I thank you for that.
Love that project! My favorite color is blue so I’m very interested to see the finished weaving. Are those fibers dyed? It doesn’t look like it on the wrapping but the warp looks a little space dyed. In any event it will be gorgeous!
Hi Pam, This is all Bockens 8/2 cotton. They have a wonderful range of colors. I have never done any dyeing. I’m happy to let someone else to that part.
Thanks for your enthusiasm!