Wednesday, October 5, 2011
On the Cloth Beam!
I have just finished the last Baby Blue Blanket in the Kings Flower Pattern, and have turned my attention to the other loom that has the Cat Tracks and Snail Trails pattern on it. I, as is my MO had finished Rebecca's Blanket last week and cut it off. I tied right back on, but wanted to finish the above blankets first before I switched patterns. I was looking in my little basket that I have beside each loom and I had about 6 bobbins remaining loaded with copper. I have had a request for another copper blanket from my youngest daughter. I had done one for her but that was before my "pre-washing of the weft color" days, post wash it was ruined by the color bleeding. I decided that I needed to replace that one before I continued my production weaving.
Now that I have finished the Copper Blanket for my daughter, I will switch to the Baby Blue and Pink, do a couple each, then I think I will branch out into some other colors that have worked well: Purple, Parakeet, Navy, and yes even Red. My confidence has been bolstered with the washing success of Rebecca's blanket.
I hope to see both clothbeams bulging by the end of next week, and none to soon, the mock-up for the fall show is will be the following week. That means I will have to have a nice representation of the blankets ready to display.
Friday is usually a work day for me, but this week, I will be going to the Museum of Appalachia with some friends! I am so excited about it, and I plan to blog about it on Friday over on Loomy Tunes. Be sure to check it out.
That's all for now, it is time to go feed the chickens, goats and dog.
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina