Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Cotton, Cloaks and more Cotton
I decided to stick the cloak yardage in the washer and full it up a bit more. Unfortunately I got a little bit side tracked because my sweetie was home and remembered about it, when the washer started to spin. It is a bit more fulled than I wanted, but still drapes decently. It is pretty easy to piece together now.
I've been butting the two selvedges together and running a thread though the loops made when the shuttle switches direction. It is like running an extra warp thread though and a great technique for joining pieces for blankets or to make wider yardage as in this case. If I'd been thinking, I might have used a blue thread to make that blue stripe on the selvedge the same size as the rest. Still it looks pretty good. This picture is of course of the best part and what it should look like. Not all of the seams look quite that invisible.
My sweetie surprised me with a road trip to Camilla Valley Farm, which is a well stocked weaving supply store. I came home with this little bag of goodies. I wouldn't let him pay for them because then they would have been Christmas presents and I figured I'd likely want to play with them sooner than that. They offer great mail order service, but I'd never pass up a road trip there.
So I know what my sweetie is giving me for Christmas, and I can't touch it now for weeks.... argh.....