Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spiders In The Hall

  They changed the weather forecast after the six o'clock news the other night....freeze and frost warnings were issued for our area!  And, just like many other folks around here, I did a mad dash for the plants that were still outside...I had hoped that they would have a few more days to languish in the warm October sun.

  The spider plants were put in the shower for the night, but moved to the hall the next morning.  They will actually spend the cold months in the garage in a sunny window.  But, I had a good chuckle at the sight of the plants taking up the hall....spiders do have a habit of coming in when the weather turns cool!

  This picture is for Ann, and her chain challenge!

  Since I had an empty loom (the one I thought I'd put a poncho on, no less) I wound a long warp for a neutral set of place mats.  Tina just finished a run of place mats at the Center using a white warp with neutral  colored threads as the weft.  At the Center, we use a threading known as "Ellen's Pattern."  It is basically a crammed and spaced threading.

  So, I changed up the threading just a bit, and I'm using a natural warp with white fabric weft.  The bumpy area is achieved by threading 4-4, 3-3, 2-2, 1-1.  I like how it adds just a little bit of texture.

  This roll of fabric selvedge is the reason I'm keeping it neutral!!!
  It just needed to be used up...don't you think???

  The laundry hamper works really well to pull off the fabric, and loading the shuttle is accomplished very quickly without the twisting that can happen if it's lying flat.

  This weekend I'll be working on the place mats and sewing totes.  Carol gave me the go-ahead on my finishing, so it's now full steam ahead.  And, if I get bored, I can always weave some more totes.  There's still lots of warp left on those looms.
  And, if I still feel like doing something different, there's always leaves to be raked...........
Have a lovely Fall weekend!


Tina J said...

I love what you have done with Ellen's Pattern! I also love the idea for that huge roll of fabric. I am always fighting with that twist, now I need to find some way to do that my self.

Linda said...

You are so clever! What a great way to hold the cloth!