Saturday, September 22, 2007

When North Meets South........

I have no idea what that title is supposed to mean, it was just the first thing that came to mind:)

Sometimes it happens that you make a set of something and someone likes it but they also like something else that is a set. What to do, you ask? Well, break the sets of course:) I don't have a problem with breaking a set and honestly, I should have had them wrapped as a set but did not. Grouping items together doesn't always mean set.....hello!!! Then the challenge came.....I can't just sell one towel (I mean I could but, they are much better as a set) so, off I went to make a complimentary towel. Different but the same. Since it is not the best idea in the world to just dress the loom for one towel, I decided on doing a few sets.

These two pictures show the waffle weave towel from the broken set and the new match using the same light blue still on the loom.


This is another set.


Finally, this set was a blast because of it's optical illusion. When I started weaving I was concerned because it appeared that I was loosing tension on the warp some how. I couldn't quite see where or how. After about 5 minutes of staring at the pattern, I got down and looked down the front beam. As you can see from the pictures the side view shows straight lines but the top view shows wavy lines. You can only imagine how happy I was when I was done weaving this set:)


OK. Here are just two of the hand dyed rovings. We are not sure how these are going to be offered yet. The plan is to spin and sell as yarn (that was Urs's idea), horde them (my idea), or just sell painted roving. We have opted for all three and are still working out the business plan. The new line will be available probably on Etsy only starting in October. Be sure to keep a look out.

1 comment:

Knitted Gems said...

I love the wave effect on your new towels. It looks great.
Plus, I like the way you think. Yarn should always be hoarded!