Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crunch Time

It's always crunch time before a show. My studio looks like a bomb went off. There is fabric, poly fill, yarn, boxes, an ironing board, the sewing machine, and baskets from one end of the room to the other. Phew!!! I have a show at the Holiday Bazaar in Rhinebeck NY this Saturday and as with most shows, I'm trying to finish up some loose ends on projects.
The polka dot scarves came off the loom about 15 minutes ago and I did end up deciding that a black weft would be a fun contrast to the charcoal warp so that the 'dots' are visible when the light is just right. I'm partial to dark colors and they seem to be a hit since they are neutral....didn't you hear? Black is the new black;) Here it is:

I also have to say that I am growing more and more comfortable with Diana.
Remember the satin that I was working on for the pillows to get rid of some of that 8/2 cotton? Well, I wove 7 yards of various colors and barely made a dent in my stash. Too funny! It's like an endless supply. Here is a picture of one of the pillows and I do ask that you pardon the disaster in the back ground. :) It's crunch time:)
The back of the pillow is some fabric that a sweet woman from a local antique shop gave to me. I'm not sure how old it is and I really should have taken a picture, nifty stuff. It's a gold and black and feels as though it is some type of synthetic material......and a little tough to iron. It's thin but, really has great memory or perhaps it's been folded for ages:)
Next, I've got to work on some Christmas projects. Although Sunrise is my 'main' job, I also clean houses.......I clean clean houses (if that makes any sense) and I love the wonderful women that I clean for so, I decided to weave them each a set of kitchen towels. I going to have to go into the 'stash' in the attic to see exactly what I have in naturals up there. Perhaps a plain weave with either a overshot or honeycomb border? Hmmmm. Time to get the wheels turning.

2 comments:

Lynnette said...

I'm amazed at what you get done! Weaving beautifully, raising a child and cleaning houses...Wow

skiingweaver said...

Oooh, I really like those polka dots with the black warp too... Good luck with your show! And I completely sympathize about the wreckage at home - my home *always* looks like a bomb has gone off recently... (Creative chaos? Something like that. Or so I tell myself. LOL!)