February 18, 2014

Things That Happen When You’re Me

I started on my wallet shrine for Ariadne. I decided that rather than do a spider web, since I was already putting in spiders, I would put in a loom. So I stitched in the simple frame that was used for tapestry weaving in ancient Greece. And then I got the ever-so-clever idea to actually weave cloth there.

The problem is, of course, that the “loom” is felt and embroidery floss, and has no rigidity against which to tension the damn warp. So it’s all over the place. I put the pen under the warp threads to lift them up and stabilize them, provide a little tiny bit of tension.

Then eventually I found my dichroic dragon pendant, and that and the pen allowed me to make a little more progress, but I’m still having to hold the two apart with one hand to provide tension while I thread the needle over and under the warps. Argh.

These are the things that I suddenly get very excited to do at 2am when I haven’t had a full night’s sleep three days running.

Ah, well. Such is life.

Also, the Erigone wallet came out well. Here it is next to an Altoid’s tin for size comparison:

And I painted a small wooden cabinet black. The plan is to hang it on the wall, keep all the wallet shrines inside it, and take out the day’s wallet to set on top and burn incense in front of. We’ll see how it works.