The cotton yardage is all done and ready to go…
…although it is surprising how difficult it is to roll up a diagonally patterned fabric! New challenges every day, including many I had never imagined.
I haven’t been able to get started on the grafitti throws because of madly annoying yarn delays. So I’ve been ad libbing a few samples. Some on the Varpapuu, with future Craftsy posts in mind, and some on the Megado, just because. Like this little bit of 4CDW.
Trying out a bit of texture. No idea whether it will look as I imagine it – but that’s why we sample, isn’t it? I am grateful to two recent weaving students, Annette and Karen, for most of the warp which has been improvised from their thrums. I unfolded the looped ends and laid them into the Louet raddle, one layer at a time, then knotted the ends together round the apron rod. I picked up a grouped cross based on the raddle dents. As there were only 4 ends per dent it was easy to thread from. I was pleased with how well that worked.
Other aspects of the week haven’t been quite so enjoyable, particularly as far as my teeth are concerned, but very, very soon I will be on holiday. A cottage on the coast awaits us.