So I realized I had forgotten to hemstitch at the beginning of this piece on the Megado. There was a relatively easy solution to this problem. I hemstitched the end of the project, then unwound the warp and threw over the top of the loom, inserted some rods to help weigh it down, and completed the hemstitching on the front end. Voila!
The Orange Windy Hills of June. I'm envisioning one more big swirl before the month is over, and I think I know where it's going to go. Stay tuned!
June 14, 2012. Finished the rocker early this morning. So now all I have to do is find the perfect spot for it out in the garden.
With temperatures fast approaching 100 degrees in central Texas, I took some time yesterday morning to install my shade sails in the backyard and the Weaving Garden. My hands still ache and there's one more small one on order. I love all the different angles and shapes, colors and sizes. Makes for some good weaving inspiration, don't you think?
This blue sail will hopefully keep my six goldfish more comfortable throughout the summer months!
First week of June complete. This month is going to be mostly orange, with a little yellow and a tiny bit of lavender to tie it to the previous month. Lots of texture. Lots of warmth, as the temperatures rise in San Marcos. I'm getting really excited to complete this warp and see what the entire piece looks like. I definitely have room for July and may be August too before I run out of warp. Can you guess what colors July and August will be?
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I hate making samples. But I find myself involved in a study group, working on Sharon Alderman's book, Mastering Weave Structures. This month we're doing waffle weave; my s-s-samples were completed yesterday. Warp and weft are both sock yarn (doubled) at 10 epi. They are wonderfully squishy and would probably make great hot pads!
Found this wonderful surprise / gift from nature in the pond a couple of days ago and it'is even more beautiful than the first one that bloomed a couple of weeks ago. I planted this lily last year and frankly, couldn't even remember what color it was supposed to be. Several new leaves emerging as well, whose shade the goldfish are really enjoying, because temps have climbed into the 90's in San Marcos, Texas, in the last few days. Yikes! I think the shade sails will have to go up again very soon.
Lydia Kendrick, Fiber Artist, self-employed, home studio business in San Marcos, Texas