Friday, April 30, 2010

Too busy weaving...

Gosh, where does the time go? I've been too busy weaving to blog about it. That is about the best reason I can think of to neglect the blog.
That said I have LOTS to talk about. I started a new band with a difficult pattern yarn. and by difficult I mean $&%*#&@%!! difficult. It it shiny, and pretty, but had slubs. wicked nasty slubs that need to be hand separated each and every shed. Yuck. And I am not just making one band. I need three bands of the wicked nasty slubby pattern yarn to get enough yardage(yes, I am officially insane, yardage on the inkle loom) for my project.

the only-just-started band.

the nearly finished first band.

can't wait to show the finished project.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

stealth project revealed

Maryann got her present, so now for the big reveal:
I made two different straps, one a narrow inkle band that matches the new band for the orifice hook, and the other a roped band that is a bit longer. I wasn't sure what length she needed for her favorite wheel.
here is the bag with the oil bottle snug inside, cute huh?

here is the random warp, better looking without the fringe in the way.

Still working on name tags for federation 2010. That will be in progress until October, I'm sure!