Inspite of being a very busy week, I don't seem to have gotten much done these past 7 days! However, I have gotten a warp started for placemats. I'm not sure how many will be on here. I think I wound about 17 yards or so. I like to weave these neutral placemats for gifts. It doesn't matter then what china they've chosen, these will work for a wedding gift.
My DD asked me if she could have that set of placemats for a bridal shower she needed something for on Saturday. She had to work so wouldn't be able to go but dropped the gift off beforehand. She'd bought a collander they wanted and placed the placemats inside it with my regular care tag. Last night she got a text from the host of the part saying that the placemats were the hit of the shower and the only gift that was passed around. I guess handmade is still appreciated by the 20 somethings out there!
So I don't have any wedding gift placemats on hand. That's why it's good that Thelma has this warp on her! I've just woven a couple on her so far but if I get going, I can get a good number done at a time. I enjoy hemstitching quickly so don't have to tie knots afterwards. In the next week or so, before the chaos of our summer starts, I have to weave 10 of them. I need to replace the 4 she took. Then my niece is getting married at Christmas, but I'm driving up this summer so need to take whatever with me then. I figure family gets at least 4 and my sister thought her daughter needed 6 of them. So that's 10 due now. At the end of September a friend's daughter is getting married and DH is playing guitar for the wedding. She'll get 4 placemats as our gift to her. So there won't be that many left on the warp after I weave what has to be woven. I'd thought of changing colors after I get "enough" done. Looks like I might as well weave the whole thing with white weft (natural warp).
A friend is flying in from France on Wednesday and will be with us for several weeks. That's when the chaos of summer truly begins! I'll try to do a bit of work as possible but don't anticipate much time.
That's why I try to weave so much earlier in the year. My show is in about a month but a bunch of stuff happens before that!
So, until next week..