Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Actual crafty content!

I haven't had a ton of time to craft, but I warped my loom with some dish cloth cotton a while back and whenever I got a few minutes I'd weave a bit.

Little by little.... and there you go - dishtowels!

Ok - not the sexiest of finished objects... but I wanted to make something practical and I've got more than a few scarves in my closet already. ;)   I was also excited to try warping stripes and seeing how they looked when I used different colors for the weft.

Also - I finished the edges by hand sewing the first/last two rows together - just to keep them from unraveling when I took them off the loom.  Then I folded the ends over and machine sewed a zig-zag stitch for a hem.  It's not super neat, but it does look finished, and held up through the wash.

I made a super long warp and then tried to measure out the length for three separate towels.  It was a bit tricky... but I actually got it kind of close.  Two of the towels are almost exactly the same length - the other one is maybe two inches longer.  Not too bad.  And heck - it's dish towels... nobody's going to care. =)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Break!

If I've been a bit quiet on this blog, I've got a good reason.  The day after I got home from my Thailand vacation I started grad school. 

I was a bit overambitious and decided to take two classes... while working full time.  I barely had time to breathe, let alone craft.  But I managed to survive the term.  Now the decorations are up and I am thoroughly enjoying this Christmas break.

I hope you are too!