We’re on the home stretch! Let’s wrap this up, shall we?
Heading out of the yellows…
I’ve finished up the yellows and am moving into some neutral colors. I strive to incorporate the colors that I set up in the warp throughout the project. It gives it a cohesive feel, I think! And ultimately, I’m the boss! So, there you have it!
See the treadles (pedals) in the background?
Lots of yumminess!
So, when this bolt of fabric is finished, it will be handed over to my seamstress where she will magically transform it into amazing handbags! She is a genie with a sewing machine! And thank goodness! Because I get somewhat violent if I have to attempt it…. sooooo not pretty…
Some color blending going on here!
Sort of nutty and warm, right?
Color blending is such great fun! I find it amazing how adding just one thin, charcoal yarn to 7 other yarns instantly changes the overall look of the fabric! It doesn’t take much!
Turning to the dark side…
My lovely roll of fabric!
And how do you know when you are ready to cut it off the loom? First of all, you can see the knots at the back and all the yardsticks have long since fallen out. Secondly, the space where the shuttle goes through the warp yarns becomes smaller and smaller, until it’s just too snug! At that point, you pull out the scissors!
Woohoo! We have knots!
Bird’s eye view
I like to start in the middle and cut chunks of yarn moving out to the sides. But, I don’t think the world will tilt off it’s axis if you do it differently! I think you’d probably be fine if you started at the edges and worked your way in. I wouldn’t dock you for it!
And it’s almost free! I’ll have a lovely bolt of fabric for you next time! Talk to you soon…