Then she proceeded to zap the silk gauze that I was working on right out of my hands. She also managed to take all of the spools of silk sewing thread that I was using. I have no idea where she hid them.
In their place was my smallest beading loom and lots of crewel wool.
I went on strike and refused to start weaving until this morning. After pouting for the rest of the evening, she finally stomped away, defeated. I won a round!
Well, I did until this morning. Then she let me have it with both barrels. "You will not do anything but weave today. I am not giving your bargello back until you finish at least one rug!"
In the early 80s I taught macrame and weaving in a couple of craft stores. I used a table loom quite often. For the classes, I taught people to make a cardboard loom and do a woven pocket or bag. It was fun to do. I haven't done much weaving since that time.
I finally gave my dusty table loom away....I just wasn't using it. Minis got in the way of larger crafts.
It all comes back when you need it though. I strung up the loom with regular sewing thread and started using various crewel wools for the weaving.
I did the starter band of weaving with tatting thread because it is a bit thicker than sewing thread. Then I switched to the crewel.
Tessie tried her hand at it, but she kept getting tangled in the thread and messing things up.
I finally shooed her away and took the needle back. I find that a long tatting needle works great for doing this on the beading loom. It reaches all the way across the loom and you don't have to stop in the middle of a row to pull the thread through.
I remembered why I am not that crazy about weaving, especially with fine thread....It is slow.
Here's what I had after a couple of hours. It goes about the same pace as mini needlepoint. I am out of practice.
It does take a bit of work to keep the edges straight.
I am determined to finish this piece this afternoon so that Tessie will give my bargello back....I guess I had better get back to work now.
Please don't forget to vote. You are hanging in there with me. I appreciate your going back, time after time. So far, so good....
Also, the response to the anniversary drawing has been fantastic! There are right around 100 people entered so far. I am going to have to sort a few out because they commented twice. It will all be straight before Tessie draws the lucky three.
I have to go weave a rug now.
See you tomorrow.