The title is a play on a song by the band Chicago! (Please note, I didn’t say it was a good play! Just that it popped into my head when I needed a title!) Who out there is singing, “oohoohooh-oohoh! Baby, please don’t go!”? Ah, the hard core fans in the group… love it! And now, on with the show!
And we’re weaving!
So last week, I kicked off the project with light blues. Now, I am slowing easing into darker colors. Occasionally, I’ve been throwing in a strip of necktie to provide some additional texture, as well as incorporate something fabulously re-purposed!
What would we do without rag shuttles?
The ties blend in better with the darker colors.
I own a small handful of different types of shuttles. There are lots in the entire universe, I am sure! But, the versions that I love to use are the rag shuttle (great for holding either fat yarns, or a handful of different yarns together), and the boat shuttle (which holds a bobbin that you can wind very quickly). Those (2) are my go-to pieces of equipment, great in nearly any project!
A tie is joining the party!
Occasionally, the ends try to escape!
Because this will be used as fabric to make handbags, I don’t worry about the ends of the yarn. I just let them all hang out! They will simply get cut when the bags are being created anyways. This is huge time-saver!
And then there are the ends of the weft!
We’re getting darker!
I love the process of subtly changing the colors in the shuttle. Usually, I’ll swap out one or two yarns in the bunch each time I load it up. That way, I can avoid a drastic change and instead, aim for a smooth transition from color to color. The challenge of figuring out how to best accomplish that makes me so happy!
See the ties hidden in the fabric?
And the weaving goes on! I won’t have too much fun without you – promise! We’ll talk soon…