I’m still here! Weaving away! You know how sometimes you plan a project and think, “I’ll just whip this up in no time!” Well, this wasn’t quite one of those. But, it’s still taking more time than I had originally expected. And you, as my captive audience get to enjoy every moment with me. I’ll try to hurry it along a little…. Keep your fingers crossed…
I have officially eased the color palette into some fabulous reds! Of all the neckties I collected, the blue/red combo is one of the most common. Something about a red tie, right?
I decided to go with a vivid blue cotton yarn as the go-between. I want this batch of handbags to be bright and fun!
Take a look at the photo above – do you see the sort of orange fuzzies sticking out? That is what the inside of that particular tie looks like! I’ve discovered that ties are made in all sorts of ways – woven, printed, dyed, etc. So, cracking them open is sort of like the assorted box of chocolates at Valentine’s Day. You never know what you’ll find inside! (There’s a Forrest Gump reference in there somewhere…)
Because I love my close-ups, I have to remember to pull back on occasion to give you a sense of perspective. The image above gives you an idea of where I’m sitting. My feet are on the pedals and the weaving surface is about desk height.
I mentioned earlier that I use a rag shuttle for the strips of ties, which is true! But, sometimes it’s easier to hand-wiggle it through the yarn when the strip is sort of short. So, for these types of projects, I dip my fingers into the warp yarns quite a bit!
After the red section, I’m going to pull out some bright blues! Because, why not?
The hits will keep on coming – promise! I’ll talk to you soon…
Beautiful! I am looking forward to see those hand bags! 🙂
Me too, Sonja! It’s taking longer than anticipated! But the beauty of the loom is that you really can’t cut it off! So, onward and upward! Have a good one! chris