Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bookmark Exchange Part II

Well, after some playing with the two threads together, I've come up with a way to make the two threads (20/2 tencel and a metallic filament) work together nicely for the selvages. I took two an empty bobbin from a spool of metallic filament and used it as a bobbin for the 20/2 since two bobbins fit nicely on my shuttle. The ends of the bobbins expand slightly so that I could get them both to fit snugly but, still have room to roll freely. After I throw the shuttle, I gently place my index finger on the bobbin with the 20/2 tencel on it and that has helped solve the selvage problem almost to the T! I'm much happier with the result on these past few bookmarks. This project is taking some time for a couple of reasons. First, when I start to weave.....there seems to be everything in the world is ringing or buzzing or needing something. Funny how that works out:)

The second reason is getting Diana up and running. I have come to the conclusion that Diana is not going to work in my studio. It's sad to say because I know that she could be a little work horse loom....I must just not have a good position with her. The Leclerc customer service and technical support has been far beyond A+ and because of that, I'm going to continue using their looms. There is a particular chain store that I do not use because of their lack (extreme lack) of customer service......this is NOT the case with Leclerc. They have been helpful in every step of the way and always willing to give a helping hand. My experience with Diana has been odd to others, to my understanding, and I appreciate everyone who reads this blog, dealing with the videos that I've needed in order to show Leclerc what is happening.

Well, I'm off to carding some batts for a fiber exchange on Ravelry. If you haven't heard of Ravelry.....please check it out!!! It's a site for knitters and crocheters but, there are plenty of weavers and weaver groups on there. You have to register to use Ravelry but, it is well worth the wait. ;)

3 comments:

Sharon said...

I wish I could talk you into changing to a template that isn't white on black. It's startling, but hard to read~ I enjoy your content.

Lynnette said...

Wow you really are a busy, busy bee...I'm totally gob smacked at the amount of stuff you get done. Way to go...I really love the bookmarks, very intricate and lovely.

Kimberly Woven ~N~ Spun said...

Looking really good. I left you an award on my blog (and a comment about the things you've tagged me for lately :) )