Snow on the mountains

Snow on the mountains

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time Flys

My life continues like everyone else,  some days are good, some days are better than most and some days we are just getting by.

I started getting a list together of how much each of my looms have been doing this year, but it just got stuck and never made any progress.  So I abandoned the list, my looms have been working, but I don't know exactly how much.  

I was disappointed that the yardage did not come off the Big Mac before the end of the year.  But a couple of weeks in I finished it.  I was not able to find any weft to continue the fabric, so I did a slightly different color for the last yard, maybe it will work for a companion piece or trim on the original.

Finished yardage, not wet finished
On the right side is the original stripe with the very bright handspun (about 2 yards) in the center is the coordinating fabric (about 3 yards and on the left is the extra fabric (about 1 yard).  The original two fabrics have a peacock yarn for the warp and weft, and the extra fabric ended up with bottle green for the weft.  I think it made a good fabric and I hope I can come up with a good piece of clothing.


I taught a rug class and a beginning weaving class for the winter session.  Both classes filled and were fun to do, but I sometimes want some time off to do my work.  (But when I do get that day off, I have so much on my mind to do that it seems like nothing gets done.)

I have started to be satisfied if I get two or three of the things taken care of.  I try not to feel bad if I don't finish the "To Do" list.  Instead at the end of the day I try to look at what I did manage to get done.  Usually I am very satisfied with the list I was able to do, and I try not to just look at what I did not get done.   

I warped my three rigid heddle looms for a video class, then decided I needed a fourth example and bought a Baby Cricket (10") and warped her up.  I have not got any of the projects off the loom.  But the one that did badly in the class, I resleyed it and got a good sample going.  I think it will be used for small zipper bags.  I need to get things done to try to have for sales.
I resleyed to a larger dent heddle
Now the boundweave is covering the warp!
I think I will be much happier with this structure.  I did some small bags with this type of boundweave on a rigid heddle loom years ago and I liked the look and feel of them.

I have been binge watching too much Netflix.  I think it is an avoidance technique.  But while I am watching, I keep my hand busy doing stitchery.  Things I have not done for a number of years.  It has been fun.  There are a couple of counted cross projects that I have started, but the things I have finished are quite an odd group.

A needlepoint ornament for my son

A needlepoint ornament for my daughter


A beaded sheep ornament for me
To top it all off, last fall when I was in Harrisville, I bought a pot holder loom.  You know, the kind we all made potholders from sock loops when we were young.  This is the Pro-sized and makes bigger potholders.  I made about 30 of them!

Bright Christmas colored ones

Multi-colored ones

Deep Christmas colored ones

Bright Kitchen colored ones.
I went crazy with color and weave patterns.  What am I going to do with so many potholders.  At our Sister's Date in January, I let everyone pick out a couple for them to use, so I am down about 8...but that is still a lot of potholders!





























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