Now I want to challenge myself to "draw" a canoe. I have always done the conventional and stylized naaxiin classic designs. This will be my first figurative shape.
At this point I am weaving back and forth and coming in three warps in each time I turn at the outside edges. This creates the upper slopes of the future canoe. I have a drawing at scale of the canoe that I will be "drawing" with the warp and weft.
I am getting close to the final upper shape of the canoe, the bow and stern are similar, but not the same. This upper line had to be adjusted, as the slope went too deep. So I did have to go back and take rows out and get it, "right".
The top of the coppers are being created. This is very slow work. All the shapes are being created by starting the black two strand weaving until the blue green shield (not forgetting to bring the braids down vertically) the blue green weavers travel to the next black field is joined and then the black weavers continue to travel left to right to the next copper, etc. Lots of joining, braiding and weaving from the left to the rignt edge. Then I start the next row weaving from the right edge across to the left edge. Whew.