I did a couple of sample Throws to see how much shrinkage I would get from this new width. I think that the few inches I gained will not be wide enough for the couch throws, so I am going to weave off the rest of this warp for Baby Blankets and then when I put on the next longer warp, I will be adding enough ends to keep the 12 epi for the full 40 inches, I am sure that will not shrink quite as much in the washer. I will be able to increase to 42 inches when I have a longer reed.
One of the things I really like about Overshot, is that you can change the pattern color, and basically change the look of the whole thing. I went from sugar and spice and everything nice, straight to......
.......slugs and snails and puppy dog tails, just by changing the color! I have pulled out all the pinks and the blues and greens and piled them on the table. I am going to do as many colors as I can on this warp, so that when am at Black Berry Farm this November to demonstrate spinning, I will have a variety of Baby Blankets to choose from. I didn't sell anything last year, though there was some interest in my Handspun Shetland, and I hope to do a little better this year.
logged 7 miles this week