They are arriving today. The helpers, to warp the loom. Very exciting. I have made couple of cakes and my mother has baked cinnamon rolls. The helpers are always rewarded with cake and coffee (or any beverage they prefer). This was the custom at the weaving school I attended in Ekenäs, Finland three decades ago. That is one of the best things I have done in my lifetime, to attend the former Ekenäs hemslöjdsskola. It underwent changes after I finished my studies there and is now called , well I actually do not know.
My helpers are dear friends that don't do any weaving that I am aware of. Actually a weaving one offered her help but was not able to attend today as for another one, a new acquaintance, that lives down mainland Europe wanted to be here but the traveling proved to be to long, far and dear.
The intention was to photograph the whole procedure but we were far to occupied to think of that until we had sat and had cake and coffee. Too late then. But next time. I am showing an old pic.
Vinir aðstoðuðu mig við að rifja vefstólinn í dag. Þ.e. slangan sem ég raktí í um daginn var undin upp á slöngurif og orðin að uppistöðu núna. Steingleymdi að ljósmynda starfið og starfsfólkið. Notast við eldri mynd.
En það verður annað sinn. Uppistöður taka endi og þarf að rekja í þær aftur og rifja.
Þau voru 6 sem að mættu svo starfið gekk hratt fyrir sig og við höfðum ærinn tíma til að eta kökur og drekka kaffi og myntute. Skemmtilegt laugardagssamsæti samhliða vinnu. 6 góðir vinir sem mættu.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.