Monthly Archives: August 2010

Quickie Sewing Project

To take a break from quilting/bias tape making, I decided to do a quickie sewing project.

Emmeline Apron

Chicken Apron

This was a fun pattern. I will definitely be making more of these.

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Santa Towels

I’ve started my next project already. Santa-patterned tea towels for Grandma’s Christmas present.

Warp

Warping

Here’s a rough idea of how they will look.

Christmas Rosepath

Computer-generated drawdown

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Shades of Blue Towels – Completed

My yarn arrived, and it took about half an hour to finish up the towels. The blue is not quite the same shade, but I’m hoping it won’t be that noticeable. Here they are all hemmed and finished. Washing really makes the structure pop.

Birdseye Twill

The completed towels

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Shopping – More Yarn and New Heddles

I still can’t find my royal blue cotton to finish my current project, so I’ve had to order another cone. Not really a hardship, as I was running out. I added in a dark green unmercerized 8/2 cotton to the order as well (I’m thinking something for my aunt’s kitchen).

On other news, I’ve been finding the texsolv heddles on my loom a little light for the higher tensions I’ve been using. When I bought the loom the guy at the shop said I probably would. His wife has the same loom and has converted to metal heddles for the additional shaft weight. I’ve decided to do to same, and ordered a bunch. I’m hopping this will give me a more even shed. I needed more heddles for my curtain project, since the finer thread will require more heddles per inch, anyways.

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Unhappy Delay

I seem to have lost my royal blue weaving yarn during the move. It looks like I won’t be getting any weaving done until I order more. Darn!

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