Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Discouraging WIP

I am still working away on my placemats and things were going quite nicely when I noticed a couple of problems :o(
 Do you see it?  Up there, that little blank space with no blue lines?
 Here, let me give you a closer look.  I don't know why that happened, but for a small section, I must have woven differently, so that the white weft was above the blue warp.  AND...that's a long way to unweave or not to unweave, that is the question.  AND, I've never unwoven and am not sure how to do it without all kinds of tangles happening!
 There is also a bigger problem that I just noticed that is throughout the ENTIRE piece.
Notice that "little" gap right there, the one where it looks like a line of warp is missing?
Well, it looks like that because there IS a line of warp missing--not missing exactly, but I skipped a dent in the reed when I was warping the loom and I didn't notice until now!!  This is the third of four placemats!  How could I have missed noticing that there is a huge gap in the weaving??!!  I walk by this loom and gaze at this piece many times a day--am I blind or something?  Just unobservant, I guess.

This is so discouraging.  I'm not sure what to do.  Finish and hope that at least some of these problems seem a little bit less after washing these, or just scrap them totally and start afresh.  For the time being, this WIP is on a complete and total TIME OUT!!

Sharing with:  Tami, Ginny, Ambassador Crochet, and Sara and Susan.


momto5 said...

hmmm. so can you tell it is different from the other ones you have done? i mean i can tell there is an issue only because you said something and focused the camera on them. maybe look at them all together. if it sticks out huge, maybe re do it.

Paula said...

Oof. Sorry to hear about your WIP troubles. I hate it when I do stuff like that. That said, if the gap appears on *all* of the place mats, it's officially a design feature.

As for the missing blue stripe, I might go back and fix that, but having no knowledge of weaving I can't say for sure. Good luck!

Crystelle said...

You're just blinded by the beauty of it all!
I love 'em!

Tanya said...

aw sorry to hear you are so disappointed! don't be discrouaged! our mitakes make us stronger :D

I would definitely not unweave, it's barely noticeable!!

DesertSnowdrop said...

Despite what you have pointed out...the place mats still look fantastic!I say keep them..

Kathryn Ray said...

I think it depends entirely on how much it bugs you. But to me the thought of un-weaving is much more painful than tinking (un-knitting).

I think the "missing warp" will become less noticeable after washing.

As for the "white space," I think you'll have a plate over it, so no one will notice it anyway.

Sara @ My Merry Messy Life said...

Awe, I hate to hear you so discouraged. It's so hard to spend lots of time on a project and then it not be perfect. But, sometimes mistakes can lead to new ideas and you create something totally unique! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!