Today, I loaded the Currant stripes along the sides of the Breadcloth. The color is showing up much brighter than it is in person, it is a subdued blue red.
Later this week, I will finish winding on the natural sections of this project, then I will thread it. The custom order is calling for a hand manipulated lace square in the center of the cloth. I will thread for a Swedish Lace, instead of plain weave, so that I can switch directly to that once this order is complete! I can also do a couple in plain weave if I want too!
I prefer a loom manipulated lace rather than hand manipulated. First of all, it goes much quicker and secondly, it is much easier on these hands of mine! I am patterning these cloths after the Bread Cloths I wove a few years ago in Blue and Natural. You can barely see a lace pattern in the center of the far left cloth. I did several different ones, then wove the last 6 in plain weave.
These were fun to do, and I expect this project will be just as fun if not more! With 10 sold already as incentive, I hope to have the rest off the loom, washed and hemmed in time for the fall shows.
Until next time, Happy Weaving and Spinning, Tina