Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Master List keeps getting longer.

It's always a sense of accomplishment when I can x off another finished project from The Master List. I tend to keep the list not only for current projects but, projects that are digging under my skin. It's rare that one does not manifest from the list and even more seldom that one does without making it to the list. I recently got commissioned (most of us 'crafty folk' get commissioned a lot) to make a sash. I quickly hopped on the project........needless to say, I'm up to my eyeballs in sashes. I have been working them in rayon and the dyeing process has been the funnest part. (Is funnest a word? It looks funny. No pun intended.)

Color inspiration is sometimes a challange for me. I tend to pick colors that don't go together on purpose. Mojelika has been a very big inspiration to me since the color combinations seem to not go together, yet go together. Turquoise, sage, brown, and gold for example made a darling set of towels.

Anyhoo, I counted the ends for the next set of sashes.....just a plain jane, straight twill, four shafts, 2/2. What I am really enjoying about all of these sashes is not that they are a really easy weave (as I love a challenge) but, that the yarn is counted out in yards and then painted. The colors look so ordinary but, once the ends are counted out, I can start to see the colors come together. Then the weaving, my goodness!!!

This is the skein prior to chaining the ends.

This is the chained ends.

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