For years I've wanted to take and post videos of my work with the warp-weighted loom. Until now, my access to technology required a second person to act as tripod and operator, and that hasn't worked out very well given the relationship that needed to exist between the camera and the work. But today, thanks to advances in technology, I was able to take my first videos all by my ownself using Google Glass.
Most of what I took today isn't good enough to be postable. The equipment limits each video to ten seconds in length, and I have to learn where to look and how close to get. I'll be taking a lot more as I learn about how to take effective ones.
Here is a sample of the kind of videos that will come along as I am able to make them. This particular video shows part of the dance that occurs in the Back Again (or Return) row of weaving. After putting the weft through it, the countershed is dropped and the initial resting shed must reassert itself. I strum the warp all the way across to help the threads shake themselves loose of one another. This process makes two kinds of noises, the strumming sound and the clink of the loom weights as they rock and settle back into their resting position.
Stay tuned for more videos, hopefully within the week.
ETA: Technical difficulties solved.