Taking time to build back up the inventory in the shop has been one of my goals...and the reason for the lack of posts in the past couple of months. The shop is bright and full of yarn, actually more than I've ever had at once. Etsy has changed so much in the past three years as to how potential customers find your listing. A search used to start with the most recently listed whereas now by keyword, which has taken a bit of fiddling and I'm sure I have so much more to do. The good news is that their tracking system is easy to navigate and I can easily change search keywords to better fit listings as I see how potential customers find Sunrise. Either way, the dye pots have been bubbling and spinning wheel spinning to fill up the shop with hand dyed and hand spun yarns. Shortly after reopening, I got a call from my favorite customer. She comes up with the best color, fiber, and additive ideas and I was thrilled to sit at the wheel to create for her again. With my creative juices flowing...here are a few of the color combos!
Ok . So since the weather has been changing, I now have some more obvious time to 'play' with some designs that I have stored in my head:) Damask, in particular, has been a favorite of mine to look at and I really feel the urge to use my loom to create tapestry like scarves and shawls. I don't want anything too heavy as I really like the feel of tencel , bamboo, and I would eventually like to switch to silk for my finer works. I am still in the learning stage though and I hope to always remain in the learning stage. The damask pattern that I have been toying with, I like but, I lose a lot of detail the more I stretched it out. I was a little frustrated but, certain that there was something that I could do. The picture above is a little small but, the piece all the way to the right is a 4 point twill threading, the middle is a 5 point twill threading, and the one on the far left is a 6 point twill threading. To get a true satin/sateen I would have to use the one on the far