Some made me laugh out loud.
All made me think.
SO much to consider.
it actually took me several days to figure it out--
even with all that help--
and that only after I'd put the skirt away
and taken it back out
(with many an internal pin prick about the very topic of last week's post).
Go For The Gusset Skirt #1 has four woven panels and four knitted gussets.
GFTG Skirt #2 has three woven panels and three knitted gussets.
GFTG #3 (this one), has four woven panels, but I ran out of the red yarn after three gussets.
I thought the red band I wove from the leftovers of the skirt yarn (this before it had occurred to me that any of my scarf-like backstrap experiments might become clothing), would be an OK substitute -- and it was, as far as making the thing wide enough to go around my waist and hips.
But the fit and drape weren't quite right and it wasn't until I made the 'mini gusset' you can see on the front of the skirt (literally knitting to knit to the last inch of red yarn), that everything fell into place.
But some projects are just fussy like that.
As soon as the old seam was undone and the gusset stitched in
(yes, Maureen, lap seams),
it declared a definite preference for Red buttons even though I had decided they were too big (thanks to all who noticed them),
and then settled onto my body like -- well, like it was made for it.
it was time dress a tapestry loom.
which meant that I didn't have anything handy to use as a four selvedge jig.
And that meant that when I got out my collection of random bits of dowel and PVC,
absolutely nothing was the same as anything else.
but some projects are fussy like that.
"1 inch pipe rather than the 3/4 you had planned, Ok?"
"Dark grey warp..... please."
"Four Selvedge..... if you would be so kind."
"NO -- NOT 11" inches -- 18 inches Dammit!!!!!"
"Why did you drop weaving tapestries?"
And I didn't know how to answer,
in part because I don't actually feel like I dropped tapestry.
It's more that other things have insisted on being made,
-- fluid fabric and such-- and there is only so much time and mental energy in a day.
I wrote a bit about this in Backstrap Dialogues
But today it also seems clear that tapestries have not been coming into my studio
because I wasn't properly dressed.