What’s on the go? Well, quite a few things. First, I should draw your attention to the new entry on the menu bar: an Events page which lists some of the current and future going things. These include a Craft & Design Fair in December for which I don’t yet have any official publicity materials, ’cause it’s new, and a couple of ‘taster’ sessions I am planning for the new year. I’ll post more about all of this shortly.
For the Craft & Design Fair, more weaving is required. I didn’t get any proper pictures of the newest graffiti scarves (which I cut off the current warp last week) since they were among those sold over the weekend. However, there is enough warp for at least two more scarves and I really liked the colours — here’s one of them when it was still on the loom…
… the other had a lime weft which was seriously zingy — so I’ve been playing around with some of the yarns with a couple more warps in mind.
Another warp is also waiting for its turn on the loom. This is an unusual one for me as it is a repeat, more or less, of one of my P2P2 projects from last year.
I don’t think I’ve ever gone back and done exactly the same thing twice, but a visitor to POS saw my messenger bag and asked if I could make one just like it for her brother. A while ago he had a stroke and gets around with difficulty. He depends on his trusty messenger bag to hold all he needs, and won’t go anywhere without it. Apparently this bag is now in quite a bad way itself, and his mother is not happy about it! My visitor reckoned that family harmony might be restored with an attractive bag that addressed both her brother’s practical needs and her mother’s aesthetic concerns.
Well, I’m a sucker for a brother with a health crisis, so I thought I’d see if I could muster the appropriate yarns — it was very much an improvised design in the first place — and I almost can. I have made a couple of substitutions, maintaining the colour scheme but with a slightly less random range of fibres, and I have also doubled the width of the draft. I wove a long narrow strip the first time, and then spent hours painstakingly piecing together the sections to make the front flap. This time I will weave the whole width in one go. It will necessarily be a very short warp, since I don’t have much yarn, but I only need a short piece of fabric so we should be fine.