I call her the ”Rain Girl.” She comes from an illustration in a very old children’s book on our bookshelf. The small tapestry is cute. But with its many slits and single warp wrappings, it falls short of what it could be. I compromised best practices to make it work.
The main fault is with the cartoon. It isn’t weave-able. The image is too small for this sett. There must be a better way to weave this image.
I am starting over with a whole new cartoon! I have now learned that Affinity Designer (computer graphics software) gives me the ability to create vertical parallel lines equivalent to my sett. With those lines in view I can see exactly how each part of the cartoon fits the warp spacing. I am turning the image on its side and enlarging it, and then, cropping to size. This cartoon is going to be weave-able.
All of us have gone our own way. We insistently follow our own cartoon, compromising best practices, while struggling to make it work. There is a better way. Jesus Christ gave himself so that the Grand Weaver’s cartoon could be written on our hearts. In his hands we become his beloved tapestry. Be weave-able.
May your cartoon be just right.
10 thoughts on “Be Weave-Able”
Such a sweet image! I’m looking forward to seeing how differently your new design weaves up.
Hi Beth, It will be fun to weave the new one. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Karen, delightful. Will you try to weave on the same small loom or use a bigger one?
Hi Rachel, I plan to weave the new version on the same small loom.
Very interesting! Look forward to seeing how you progress.
Hi Linda, I’m eager to get a new warp on the little frame. I’ll keep you posted.
That is a sweet image and tapestry
Hi Maria, There’s something about the simple picture that makes it heartwarming. The little tapestry, even with its flaws, is still sweet.
Thank you for showing something that did not work the way you wanted it to. Sometimes redoing something is the best lesson. From the best teacher.
Hi Nannette, Redoing something does give a new perspective.