That could mean, several things, for example, to weave on the rugs that I am doing right now on the Reed Cambridge 4 harness, I need to have t-shirts cut apart, sewn and cut in strips to load on the rag shuttles. Placemats that are on the no name 8 harness need cloth strips cut and loaded onto rag shuttles too.
To weave on the little Leclerc Alice, Napkins and Hand Towels, or the Bigger Leclerc, Bread Cloths, I have dozens of Pirns that I wind and have on hand for each project.
To weave on the Over shot Baby Blankets, I load up the bobbins that fit in my boat shuttles. I use the 4 inch bobbins in the double shuttle for the pattern, and the 6 inch bobbins in my larger boat shuttle for the tabby.
So far this week I have woven 8 Hand Towels, 2 Bread Cloths and almost finished a Baby blanket, I have also cut 25 t-shirts apart, ready to sew the sleeves together and strip for the rugs. A really productive week for me! I hope I can keep it up all summer!
With most of my looms loaded, and the shuttles at the ready, I just have to decided what I need to weave on first! I want to see full cloth beams on all of the looms before Summer finally gets here. I want to have a much fuller inventory for the 2 Fall shows I participate in, also, I need a few new items for my Etsy shop! It has been pretty much neglected these past few months. In fact, I think I still have it on vacation mode, even though I have returned from my long trip!
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina