Wednesday, August 7, 2013
In spite of spending most of the day getting stuff organized for while I'm away and packing, I did manage to squeeze in enough time to finish getting the loom dressed and even weave one mat.
In years gone by we made place mats and table runners on a production basis. Each warp was 40 yards, 49" wide and produced place mats 3 at a time which were then cut apart, sewn round the four sides and wet finished.
When I started making place mats again a few years ago, I decided I didn't want to go into production at that level so I started weaving them on the small four shaft Leclerc. Instead of fringes on four sides the mats are hemmed at each end and woven individually.
Each warp produces a dozen mats and I tend to wind each warp with a different combination of colours, usually close in value. Unless I am doing an all white warp.
This warp is two shades of blue and I chose to weave the hems with the darker of the two blues.
I may weave a few more after dinner. We'll see how it goes. It's hot here again and being down in the studio is much more attractive because it's cooler than on the main floor. :)
Checking the weather forecast it is supposed to be hot and dry everywhere I am heading. So glad I've got a/c in the van!