This is the corner where my electric bobbin winder is set up. For the mat weft I'm using 4 strands of cotton - 2 strands of 2/8 natural, one boucle and one thick and thin. Any 'bubbles' that develop from winding the four strands at once hide within the cloth and just look like more boucle loops.
One of the things you can sometimes get away with is using the tag ends of the tubes as a yarn package in the shuttle. The 2/8 cotton is being used as one strand in the plain weave hems. The tubes supplied by Maurice Brassard just fit into the Leclerc shuttles. They can't be too full, but it saves winding bobbins.
One of the things you can do with blogspot is see your viewing statistics. One of the categories they track is referring URL's.
Over the weekend there was a tremendous spike in traffic to this blog so I checked referring sites. There were several very odd sites apparently referring to my blog. I have no idea why these sites would be referring to my blog but it left me with an odd feeling. Who was doing this, and why would they?
There are a number of reasons why I blog, all of them personal. But one of the reasons is that I enjoy sharing my joy of weaving with other like-minded souls. While I can see that I have lots of page views, your comments are the only way I know that people are appreciating my posts.
One of the reasons I enjoy travelling to teach is because at every workshop or guild meeting at least one person will come up to me and comment that they read my blog. That feedback and the support given me during the past 6 months makes the time I spend writing the posts more than worth while.
So don't hesitate to make a comment!
Currently reading A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny