I met Lou Ann for lunch today, we do that every once in awhile. She brought me some yummy tea she had just picked up in Knoxville, and I brought her some of my blue jean stash. She thought I was crazy to give up that treasure trove of blue jeans, but actually I am starting to feel the pinch!
I have fallen head over heels for re-cycling t-shirts! Dear One went out of town this week, and as he was leaving he called me to tell me that he had gone through his drawers to clear out the shirts he no longer wears! Isn't that sweet!
With all these shirts piling up I am really needing the space on the shelves that was taken up by the jeans. I am eying some of my fabrics and loopers as well, I haven't decided about that though! I would probably regret that de-stash!
I have also been slowly tying on the warp Lou Ann and I wound onto the little leclerc last week. I think I am about half way done. I think that tying on is definitely not faster than threading all over again, but one strong point for me this week is that I don't have think too much while I am doing it! I work on it for 15-30 minutes, then move on to something else, only to come back to it again, when I have a spare moment.
This is that same long, long white 21/3 cotton warp. I make Swedish lace napkins, and hand towels white or other colors as well.
This loom is perfect for Swedish lace, since it is a jack style loom it can do those uneven weaves with ease.
When I use white as the weft, I get these elegant napkins, when I use a color, it would look good in any country cottage. I love it!
That is it for now,
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina