Monday, February 11, 2013

More Potholders

 I finally got to the end of the green warp.   After enjoying how much I liked the random patterns that show up when I am weaving with plaids I came to the last piece of fabric that I thought was pretty dull looking.  It's a plaid but only dark green and dark blue with no little bits of yellow or red to brighten things up.  However, as soon as I started weaving with it I realized that having no bright bits to distract the eye this fabric really shows up the texture of the weaving pattern.  I have to say I think this is about my favorite.
 People at shows always ask "How long did it take you to make that?" I try to be patient and friendly and explain that the weaving is actually the fast part.  Before that, of course, there's setting up the warp on the loom.  but after there's also the hemming or fringe making, tagging, washing if necessary, etc.  Here is my stack of 63 potholders in the process of having their hems sewn on my trusty old Singer treadle sewing machine.
And I am determined to do one more warp of potholders so am tying a shades of coral and salmon warp onto the end of the green one.  that's give me a lovely stash for the summer sales.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful potholders, and building up the stash now before the gardening demands your time. Love that you are sewing on a treadle machine!