I don't usually weave on Thursday since it is our day off. This afternoon Dear One went on an errand, so I went up and wove the first place-mat. I had chosen the fabric last night and had already cut 2 shuttles worth of strips.
I cut the strips to 3/4 inch. and pressed them folded in half. I didn't really fuss about the fabric in the shed, sometimes it was straight and sometimes it was twirled a bit, I just let it be. Next batch I may try a wider weft to accentuate the fun threading, maybe as much as 1.5 inches. These are wide place-mats 16 inches in the reed, each place-mat will be 21 inches in length with 2 inches on each side for the hem. This 12 yard warp should yield 16 place-mats, or maybe 12 place-mats and a runner. (if my math is correct!)
I chose to do a hemmed edge instead of a fringed edge, I usually do. I think it gives the piece a longer life. I was able to do a bit on this second place-mat, before it was time to feed the critters.
I may do a lighter fabric next set, I plan to do 6 place-mats for both fabrics.
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina