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!
I was asked if I can weave pine cones onto towels by a very influential woman of God in my life. Of course, I said "Yeah! Sure!". Knowing full well that with a little bit of research and effort, I would be able to weave just about any image out there with a 3/1 twill. Well, I think I have what I'm looking for. These are screen shots of the front and back of the image. So....I was wondering.......what do you think? Does it look like a pine cone ? I have the loom beamed, as of last night, in a point twill 1-32 and am planning on a natural cotton with a band on either side of the towel with a strip of pine cones . Since I put enough on the loom for four sets of two, I figured I would kill two birds with one stone and make my mother-in-law a set of gingerbread men towels for her kitchen. She's a little obsessed with gingerbread men....it's her kitchen theme that has spilled into the dinning room and living room :) Gotta love her!!! That leaves (ha ha ha sounds lik