Friday, February 1, 2013

Helpers in the Weaving Studio

Dot and Crinkle
Scottish Folds, Dot (left) and Crinkle (right) enjoy helping out in the studio.
This is the kind of help I have in my weaving studio. Crinkle and Dot are both Scottish Folds. Crinkle belongs to our son and daughter-in-law. We love having him visit when his owners are away. The one on the left is our little Dot. She is Crinkle's half sister and is quite an accomplished weaver for one so young. Tatting and sewing also come naturally to her. Scottish Folds are sweet, vocal and simply amazing, lovable cats.

RepWeaver Detail, Towel #90-5
Towel from Warp #90
Weaving and weaving right up until Christmas Eve I finally finished the second color version of my towels just in time for gift giving. This blue one was a particular favorite. Wish I'd done more like it. The third iteration of this design is now on my loom. On this warp I took care to place the variegated ends at regular intervals instead of going random. We'll see how it goes. Five of the nine towels are woven. Can't wait to see them off the loom and finished.

In the meantime, I am tatting up a storm. Just ordered a bunch of Lizbeth tatting thread. The variegated colors are tough to resist, especially when they go on special. Variegated is the equivalent of having a new box of 64 Crayola Crayons. As much as I longed for them, I wasn't ever allowed to have that sized box of crayons as a child because my mother did not like the built-in sharpener on the back. She was sure her carpeting would be stained by errant crayon bits. Color was extremely important to me then as it is now. Only now I tend to look for "the 64 pack" in threads!

Tatting by RepWeaver
Tatting by RepWeaver

4 comments:

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Crinkle and Dot are just adorable! Love your new towel, the colors are very pretty. Tatting, hmmmm I haven't tried this yet, looks like fun.

RepWeaver said...

Thank you, Thistle Rose! You deserve a gold star since you are my very first commenter. I was beginning to wonder if anyone was out there. You are. Hooray!
Yes, tatting is a blast. It is slow work but worth the effort. I like that it is very portable unlike my weaving loom.

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

I really like the "star" you tatted with the button in the middle - cute!

RepWeaver said...

Those button medallions are fun to make. I can't take credit for the design since I copied it from a photo I found on a tatting blog and don't remember the source. Oops!
These pieces are all intended for a special top-secret project. I know they look pretty messy in the photo but all the loose ends will be pulled through and knotted on the back of the piece I have planned.
Thanks for the kind comment.