I cleaned out several drawers of t-shirts to be used for our rugs. Joyce went with the pinks, purples and whites for her color coordinated rug.....and I took the leftovers.
Out came the cutting mats and rotary cutters...this would be her first time using the cutter. We were under the pavilion, so the sudden rain storm didn't hinder our progress. We cut all of our strips before we got started weaving.
I should have taken the band aids outside to begin with....since there were sharp tools, the odds were that one of us would get cut. Sure enough....she nicked herself with the cutter!!!
The "warp" strips went on first. Joyce went with all white warp....I went for the multicolored warp.
Let the weaving begin!!!
It soon became evident that we should have used larger hula hoops. These would be chair pads...not rugs!!! (Needless to say, we found some larger hoops on Monday to use the next time!)
***I have been reminded that I didn't show the finished "rug" from last weekend. We used the pink hula hoops to do our initial project. Future projects will utilize the larger hula hoops (on the right) that we found.
Chair pad.....not rug!!!! For some reason it makes me think of stuffed olives! Maybe one of the cats will like it!
Joyce crocheted one shawl while she was here....I spun some additional yarn for the fringes. We also cut and coated five gallons of okra for the freezer. And, we made two batches of granola!!! Not too shabby for a Labor Day weekend!!!! It just ended too soon.
Today, I'm going to work on the chenille wrap. I'm not happy with the art yarn I spun for the wrap, so I'm going to take another look at my stash for a better combination. I may use some mohair rather than the black chenille. Hummmmm..........
In the meantime,
Happy Weaving and Spinning,