Someone passed this link to me a day or two ago, and I finally got around to checking it out: Paul O’Connor’s Doubleweave Notebooks! Among other things, it contains a downloadable treatise on doubleweave with network drafting – two great flavors that (possibly?) go better together! So I downloaded it and the other free book, sent it to the local copy shop for printing, and a few hours later had a printed version in my hot little hands! I’m going to start looking through it as soon as I have a free moment, which probably won’t be for another week or so since CNCH is next weekend and I have a LOT to do before then!
I also got a copy of the Munsell Student Color set, and am eager to get a glimpse inside. Alas, I spent most of today (when not at my guild meeting) outside, working on the first dress form for CNCH. I got it to the point where I could mount the dress on it, then turned my attention to the second dress form. I put together the two halves of the plaster cast yesterday, and coated the interior in paste wax this morning (to help the mold release cleanly). This afternoon I started pouring the foam, and if all goes well, tomorrow morning I’ll remove the mold and get the form properly mounted. Then during the week I’ll be rasping down the dress form so the coat fits properly on it, then covering it in fabric. I’ve got a LOT of work ahead of me, and I need to finish by Thursday evening, when I set up the mannequins at the CNCH gallery.
Tomorrow I am also taking the wedding ensemble in for appraisal, so I will have to press/steam both coat and dress just before running up to San Francisco. All in all, a busy day ahead of me.