Friday, October 21, 2016

Once Upon A Time....

.....there were 4 over shot placemats.  They were made many years ago when this weaver was very new at weaving.  The 4 placemats were different lengths so they could not be sold as a set, and they languished in "that" pile for a long time.  Then the weaver had an idea, and she needed something that she could use to try it out.  Her eyes went straight to the pile and out popped the placemats ready and willing to finally go to work.

The pattern was drafted there was much measuring before cutting, and much ripping of seams and taking out of zippers, and putting them back in again, before there was any progress at all, but the placemats are sturdy 8/4 cotton, and they can take it.

In the end, or should I say the middle because I am getting ready to take it apart and do it all over again, there was only a very little bit left of those 4 placemats, but they have done what they needed to do and more!




I am now no longer afraid to cut into my handwoven fabrics, I know that they can take it, and I have a good feel for how to do what I need to do to get the product I want to have for the show next month.



As I said before I am getting ready to do it all over again, I am not happy with the how the zipper is fitting in just yet, and there are a couple of other things that need to be reworked, so I will take it apart once again to get it right.

Until next week, Happy Crafting, Tina



3 comments:

Theresa said...

Sweet Tina, such a good idea! I'm betting they sell like hotcakes.

Maggie said...

Gorgeous!

Harriet Gamble Hensley said...

you are so very talented and such an inspiration.....