Saturday, August 3, 2013
I think that part of it was the fact that I trimmed trees this morning and my hands probably still smelled green...He's an indoor cat.
I don't want to be weaving from now until doomsday. So I dragged out the innards of my men's ties. The insides are as useful as the silk on the outside.
Tessie is sitting in the middle of the pile to show you all the different textures and colors.
They kind of look hand woven and with a bit of darning, they become usable.
On this one, I simply ran a single thread through, over and under one thread. Five rows each way, with four threads between.
The gold stripes that you see were already there. Perhaps they could be used in some way too.
I want to do some more experimenting with this treatment.
Remember when I made this one? Same idea. Only it was done on waste canvas for needlepoint and cross stitch.
It is all running, darning stitch.
The advantage is, it is a lot faster than doing the regular bargello needlework stitches.
I am also thinking that some of the overshot weaving patterns could be done on the finer woven linings.
You always get stuck with looking at the good and the bad experiments. This one was kind of towards the lower end of the scale...About a 4, but I think that with a bit of trial and error, it could work.
Back to the drawing board.
See you tomorrow.