Thursday, February 21, 2013

Finish and Start Again

  Sometimes projects get put on the back burner for lots of reasons....this is one of those warps that has been ignored for a long time.  This warp started out on the Glimakra (that's the loom that walked out my door and jumped on Tina's truck.  She now lives at Linda's studio.)  The warp was composed of lots of colors that were leftover on cones I got with one of my loom buys.  It is threaded for Davison's Italian Diamond.  This is the only warp I have ever threaded front to back.    My daughter asked for a runner for her table, and I wove one, but it was way too short.  This was supposed to be a replacement......and it took me awhile to get back to it.  But, I wanted to weave off this warp (finally) so I could do some summer-winter on the 8 shaft Baby Wolf.  Notice that the tape measure is at 13 add 60 inches to it, and that is the length of the runner.  It's waiting to get the fringes twisted, then I'll wash it, press it, and deliver it!!!!  Yeah!  One project down, many to go!


  There is a light peach thread that runs in this warp, and I had some peach fabric that matched it perfectly.  So, instead of doing overshot, I'm just using the fabric to make the diamonds.  My plan is to weave off the warp using the peach strips to make placemats.  Let's get this warp off this loom!!!!

  In the meantime, I've pulled some fabric to make another tote bag on John.  I'm going to experiment with cloth tubes to braid for the handles on this one.  I think these fabrics will play nicely on the warp.  Maybe I'll get to work on them this weekend.

  Here is the table runner for my niece.  Shirley did a fantastic job with the lettering!  I still need to hem the other edge, and then it will be ready to send off to her.  I think she has a signing coming up soon, so I need to get busy.

  It's been one of those weeks....I was scheduled for jury duty this week, but the recording said to report on Thursday.  The recording yesterday afternoon said, "Thank you for your service."  So, instead of going to the court house, I'm going to go get my hair cut! 
  And, my big delivery was supposed to come today, but it came yesterday instead!  My daily runner is full of arrows and crossed out notes!  I got notice that the 8/2 thread for the Center is on its way from the Yarn Barn, so that's another delivery to be on the lookout for.
  So, I'll finish up one project, and get started on another.  And, there's always those projects that I'm dreaming of in the back of my mind.  Never a dull moment here on the Ridge!

Happy Weaving!


Bonnie said...

That will make a beautiful table runner. The peach material looks nice also. Lots to do

Tina J said...

It is nice to finish something isn't!

Maggie said...

I like that pattern, the diamond. You have been busy, girl!

Theresa said...

Your neice's table runner is extraordinary! What a lovely piece of weaving. Your week sounds like mine last week, add weather problems in too. How's the fresh haircut?