Monday, October 31, 2016

Back At It

I want to keep weaving all year so I don't get in a panic before a show. So I wound on a short 2 vest warp using scrap balls of hand painted bamboo. This time I used 2 different color combinations for the weft.
The first vest is more purple. It makes the yellow in the warp just pop.
The second best is green, shades of green. It you look closely you can see that some of it is quite light. It makes an interesting pattern on the fabric, kind of circles. It's quite different from the other vest.
Both vests are colorful but in a subdued way..
DH and I went on a bit of a road trip to Asheville Friday afternoon, spending time downtown, popping into shops and walking. It was fun. I go to Asheville twice a year to do a show downtown. It's the same area but I never get a chance to walk downtown and enjoy it. So it was nice. Then Saturday morning we went to SAFF. Since I don't spin or knot, a lot of the booths were just fun to look at. My big temptation was the booth with buttons.
I love buttons, especially older ones. I use a lot of them in my work so I'm always looking for sets of 5 buttons at least 5/8, but better 3/4 - 1 inch size, in lots of colors.
It was almost like Christmas. 
This morning I'm back at work. I'll wind another warp using bamboo balls left over from other projects and see what I get. There might also be some sewing on a quilt project done in the afternoons....
Until next week, keep weaving!


LA said...

Great use of leftover yarns!

Tina J said...

I saw those buttons on Friday, and I thought of you!