Ring the bell! John has finished a new piece. It was inspired by weavings of the Klagetoh people on the Navajo reservation. The piece is 24 inches wide and 54 inches long.
Someone asked “how long did it take you to weave it?” It’s a difficult question to answer. First, the sheep have to grow the wool. Then we need to shear the sheep and wash the wool. John draws up many possibilities before settling on the final design. Once that is determined I can proceed to spin the yarn he needs. Then he dyes the yarn according to his design.
In this case, he began actually weaving in late November, and removed the finished rug on April 1st. He thought this piece went very quickly because of the narrower width.