Monday, August 22, 2011

How long is long enough?

Part of today was spent cleaning up the store room. I had let it get to be such a mess that no one could walk in there. It was pretty bad. Recently I had been to the Little Debbie Snack Cake store in Collegedale, Tn. While I was there I saw that they were selling some card board barrels. I thought it would be the perfect thing to hold rug weft. I don't know how much it holds but it comes up to my waist. It can hold a lot. I put a most of my stash in there and it will be nice to have it all in one place.

The rest of my time was spent weaving at the Newcomb Studio loom. I am weaving a runner but I can't decide how long is long enough. Any ideas? Right now it is 91 inches long. Maybe I will measure my hall and then decide. I really like how this rug looks and I just might keep it for myself rather than putting it up for sale.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Where has the time gone?

I can't believe how quickly summer passed by. We have been pretty busy but now that school has started  my time is more my own. The fall shows will be here before I am ready! I really need to get busy and weave up more things!

Here is what is on two of my looms this week. I put ten yards of 8/2 natural cotton on the Schacht standard loom. I like to use a cotton novelty yarn for weft. I have made lots of these and they sell very well. What you can't see are stripes of colors done in twill at both ends.

I am also working on a wool rug on the Newcomb Studio loom. It doesn't show up very well but the wool is a pale green with dark green flecks in it. Here is a close up.

I haven't decided how long this rug will be yet but I am leaning towards making a runner.

I still have warps waiting to be wound on two looms. It sure would be nice to go to the studio and find that someone has warped the looms for me! So much to do but so little time!