This last week has been quite busy. I have skeined off a lot of the cotton warp to pretreat it with salt water. all of the reds, coppers and several of the blues are done. I have them hanging to dry in the bathtub. I had some trouble with the copper still needing extra rinsing til the water ran clear. It makes me want to rinse the others just to make sure that I didn't miss it in my hast to get them dry.
I also finished the Tulip Baby Blanket that I had already listed on the Etsy shop, and got it ready to ship when it sells.(Whew! I won't do that again!) I also finished the Aqua Green Baby Blanket, and the two toned expirement you can see in one of the pictures posted last Tuesday, and below. I was telling the girls that I liked part of the blanket but not others. I like where I used two strands of the different colors, but I don't like the color progression throughout the blanket. The colors are not as close as they appeared to be at first. Plus I did not do a good job getting the sections the same size. I think you can enlarge the picture to see what I mean.
Two toned blanket left and one color Aqua green right.
The Blanket to the right is one of the items we are sending to the Foothills craft guild so that the Tuesday Weavers can jury in. We would like to participate as a group in there show this year. Once I get it back it will go up in my shop.
My daughter, Graphic designer, made a banner for me to put up across the top. It really looks good! I am using it as a banner on my blog too! My other daughter is helping with the photos. It is coming together and it really is fun!
Next week it will be back to weaving Baby Blankets for the shop, and then a few as gifts. I also have a few crazy ideas floating around in my brain that involves a fleece that I partially felted last year,(by accident) and cotton warp. It may be awhile before I can have anything to show for it, but I will be working on that too.
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina