Friday, November 20, 2015

Looking Ahead

I finished my inventory for the show on Monday.  As the last placemats were drying, you would think I would heave a big sigh of relief and put my feet up.  But you would be wrong!  I may have heaved that sigh, but my mind was already plotting ideas for next years shows.  I may say this every year, but I really want to be pro active about show prep next time.  (I should probably check one of my post from last year!)

With that in mind, I had already chosen an new band to put on my Inkle loom to use for the new key chains I have been making.  I only had a few to take to this show, but I really like how they turned out! I got the band warped up in no time, and  wove a few repeats to see how it looked.  After just this much woven, I almost have the pattern memorized.

This is the new band, it is just a little wider than the previous one, and I managed to make it a couple of yards longer too.  I have put too many yards on my Leclerc Floor Inkle loom before, and not been able to advance the project and I ended up having to cut it off.  I probably have 5 to 6 yards on this one.

If I can manage a new band every 2 months that will be 6 different patterns for the key chains.  That would really look wonderful!

Wish us luck on the show for today through Sunday evening, when we will break down and take everything back home again.

Until next time, Happy Crafting, Tina


LA said...

Lookin' good! The keychains are a great item for our booth.

Theresa said...

How pretty! Seems keychains would be a perfect little stocking stuffer for many to pick up at a show. Good idea!