We also had a wedding shower this afternoon! The couple is fond of blue, I was told. Hmmm, the Bread cloths that I have on the loom right now are with the green stripes, so that won't do at all. The next thing that I usually give these dewy eyed couples would be a set of napkins or hand towels. That loom is not quite on line right now, so that will not do either! (I do have a set of white napkins, but they are much too fancy for this couple.)
Next in line is the Hollywood rug warp, and I thought that this would be a good way to put it through it's paces so to speak. (Maybe put me through my rug designing paces that is!) I started by picking out some blue shirts that I thought would be good together, then I added a couple of white shirts and grey shirts. I liked how the colors were looking but it lacked something. I looked at the shirts I had on hand, and chose a red one and a gold one.
I have streamlined my processing of the t shirt to have as little waste as possible. When I am done with it, all I have is the crew neck and a couple of triangles of cloth in the shoulders! Here is what it looks like all balled up and ready to go!
By this morning, I had finished weaving the second rug and hemming them both.
I love the detail pic of the hem, it is as decorative as the rug itself!
My center stripe is not exactly in the center, but I think I may be the only one to notice it! I will bring out the adding machine paper next time. Everyone at the shower asked me how long it took me to weave the rug, and then they told me I should open a shop! I just laughed and told them that I didn't want it to become that much of a job! Then I put a plug in for more t shirts! I think I may have found the next item in my portfolio!
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina