Friday, October 30, 2009
First two collapse scarves
Well, I'm not satisfied with the white one, but the black one turned out exactly as I hoped.
The white one was woven with a 12/2 mercerized cotton and has a much stiffer hand than the black one which was woven with Bambu 12.
So, I'll try a 20/2 mercerized cotton for the other white warp, and continue with the bamboo for the black. If the 20/2 mercerized cotton doesn't give the drape I want, I'll switch to bamboo. It's a last resort kind of thing though because the only white bamboo I have in stock is bleached and the warp is natural. Hmm - otoh, that might look okay anyway. Guess I'll try a bit of each before deciding for sure.
The good news is that the collapse isn't 50% so I don't need to weave quite so long a length.
Today, however, I need to be packing up inventory for the craft fair tomorrow. Set up begins at 7 am so it will be a mad scramble to get in and set up before the fair opens at 10 am. At least the weather is supposed to be fair, so we won't be dealing with wet. The bad news is that sleet is predicted for tear down. Oh the joys of being a hand weaver who relies on selling her stuff for income..... :}
The craft fair the following weekend we have the whole afternoon to set up so that will be a much more relaxed set up.
Currently reading Unseen Academical by Terry Pratchett