Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Taquete Rainbows

Two coordinating sets of towels came from the same brightly colored warp.  Originally threaded the loom for taquete and then proceeded to do my own thing - I never have been one for following the crowd.




The above set of towels is good old fashioned tabby weave, all I do is vary the weft color in each towel to achieve a different color tone.  It is always fun to see how a particular color weft reacts with the warp colors.  




Four more towels from the fiesta rainbow warp were treadled with only a mere portion of the original taquete treadle sequence.  I like the look of the little triangles dancing across each stripe.  I find the overall color tone of each towel is interesting and sometimes hard to predict when weaving.



Miss Naughty Pants, also known as Pepper is now the ripe old age of 6 months old today, my how she has grown.  It is a wonder she has made it this far, with all her "leakage problems" of the past, the pulled yarn from my carpets and the many household items she has destroyed with chewing!  She is one lucky little poodle-girl, we love her no matter the current crisis she has gotten herself into.


Happy Weaving.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On The Sewing Front

Spent the afternoon working on Christmas presents for our twin Grandkids.  Our eleven year old Grandson is very interested in the Marine Corps much to the delight of his Grandparents.  After finding a huge volume of Marine Corps history complete with awesome pictures and text that will keep the interest of an eleven year old boy I was on the hunt for a little something extra.  Found some sanctioned Marine Corps fabric and decided to sew up some pillow cases for our Grandson's bed, not sure pillow cases are something a young man really desires but I am betting the Marine Corps theme will win him over.





Our cheerful, artistic, girly-girl Granddaughter has a purple, neon pink and neon green bedroom.  Believe me the walls can keep you awake at night - ask me how I know!  After a bit of hunting I was able to find some fabric that will blend right in with her far out color scheme.



Made three pillowcases for each Grandchild, my thinking was that they would have two to use in their rooms and one to share with their best friend if they choose.  

Felt good to sit down and actually sew something besides hems on handwoven towels, it has been awhile.  

Off to work on weaving projects.

Happy Weaving.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Two Takes On The Same Pattern

Cobalt blue has to rank right up there with scarlet red as my favorite color of all time.  Wove two sets of placemats using some cobalt 5/2 mercerized cotton that has been lurking in my stash for some time.





Managed to eek out a nice table runner from the same warp.




Found it interesting to learn that my talented weaving friend Kate Kilgus aka Nutfield Weaver http://nutfieldweaver.blogspot.com/    and I were using the exact same draft at the exact same time.  Kate used a different variation on the treadling.  




I love the color she used for this bespoke piece, I think it is beautiful.


Happy Weaving.

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