I have been working ever... ...so... ...sloooo... ...oooooo.... ...ooooowly... on preparing the warp for the front of my loom bag. A weaving friend (yay! I have a weaving friend!) suggested that I add some extra crosses to the end of my warp, to help reduce the presence of ridges in my final cloth. So, I added extra crosses:
And I'm working in small batches:
It took a while, but I finally got it all warped and on the loom. :)
See the two thin black rows in the middle of the warp? Right now, they appear odd - out of proportion to the rest of the fabric. :(
Well, they mark the boundaries for where I am going to put my supplementary weft pattern. The (bright yellow) pattern should pretty much fill the space in between them. So, I hope that, once I start weaving and adding the pattern, it will all come together and they won't look so odd... We'll see...
I have a wonderful friend who personifies this Coco Chanel quote. In addition to all her other awesome qualities, she has a special knack for style and design. It shows in everything she does - but particularly in her clothes and her home. She knows how to make a wardrobe or a room have a distinctive style and look "put together."
She spread a little bit of her magic into my sewing room this year, as a gift for my birthday.
Look at what she created for me:
She picked out two beautiful vintage patterns on Etsy and framed them - making the perfect pair of wall hangings for my sewing room!
In retrospect, it's such a simple idea. But it never would have occurred to me in a million years. And they are just beautiful!
What a fabulous way to decorate your sewing room - or as a gift for a friend who sews!
Thank you, to my friend W., for bringing a little bit of her classy style into my sewing room! :)