Monday, 1 August 2016
Weaving, weaving, weaving....
I tossed the denim rug down in front of the woodstove, just to see how it looked and immediately Kevin ran to it and claimed it. It made such an impression that when I had finished the hem on the orange/pink rug and popped it on the floor to see what it looked like, my husband asked me which cat I had made it for. :) Kevin doesn't seem to care that the denim rug is a bit uneven where I used different weights of denim and although I cut the thinner denim into wider strips, it didn't accommodate the differences enough.
I still need to finish the hem on the striped rug. I'm going to bind it, so will have done three different types of finishes on my practice rugs.
I am planning on making a bag, so I started with the strap. My inkle loom has been sitting in the storage room with an abandoned tablet weaving project on it. I cut it off and after wiping off the spider webs --ick-- I dressed the inkle loom with some wool yarn. I had no idea where my old heddles were, so I had to retie all of them. I usually use store string for my heddles, the same stuff I use for the drive band on my Mazurka, but I grabbed some leftover of something else. I started to weave and the heddles immediately got fuzzy, which of course snagged the wool yarn. I had the joy of cutting and retying new heddles on the existing project. That was fun (not so much)! I cut off almost 3 yards of inkle woven band, in a no-brainer pattern,so I could chat and spend time with the family and not have to worry about counting pick up threads.