I've been weaving placemats this past week. Somehow I don't have as much time to weave as I'd like but I have woven 19 of them and hope to finish the warp in the next day or two. I think there are about 4 more left on the warp. These placemats are so simple. The interest is in the way it's threaded through the reed. Otherwise, it's just plain weave with hemstitching at each end. They make great wedding gifts. I know we're going to be invited to a couple of wedding this next year and I need to get the placemats done before I'm in a huge rush so this time of year is great for that. They are kind of boring to do but fairly quick so fairly easy to do!
The colors are kind of muted but would look nice in a kitchen!
So, the third project? That other placemat warp on the other Nilus. It's wound on but not threaded. That'll be the next project once I get the handtowels off the loom. By next week it needs to be threaded so I can just sit down and weave some of them when I have time. I'm not doing production for awhile so weaving things like placemats and handtowels hit the spot!
Today, here in Knoxville, it's a rainy, yucky kind of day. We're thrilled that we're below the snow and ice line so it's just an inconvenience to be sure to drive carefully on the wet roads. Otherwise, it's a great day to stay in and get some weaving time in. Or, maybe I need a break soon and spend some time with a cup of hot chocolate and a book?? nap anyone?
Until next week, keep weaving!!