I found a wicker chair that fits into the front of the loom, and was able to thread the loom in total comfort.
This time, I threaded a very simple monk’s belt pattern. It can be woven a variety of ways: stripes, checkerboard or intermittent ribbons.
When I weave freestyle over the framework of a traditional pattern, I am reminded of a palimpsest, a manuscript that was mostly erased and then overwritten. The shadows of the past are seen in glimpses and they color the image in subtle ways.