July 2013

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Fiesta Time!

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All the while weaving these placemats I kept seeing Fiesta dinnerware in my mind's eye.

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 Okay, sometimes LeCreuset would also invade my thoughts, but you get the idea...

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13 different colours in total from gold to black and everything in between. 

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Imagine a beautiful table set with colourful plates atop these bright and bold placemats! Makes me want to scour CList for vintage pieces of my own!

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Each placemat is woven with 80% cotton/20% wool on a 100% cotton warp of autumnal colours.

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A tiny border of taupe accents the multicolour fringe and makes the whole group cohesive even though each one has it's own personality. Machine washable and dryer friendly.

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A virtual FIESTA of colour!Now to weave some napkins that will join the party happening here.

 

Almost Fiesta time!

Weaving completed - in the water now - unvailing soon.

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It's almost Fiesta time!

Finished weaving these today and they are off the loom being wet-finished. Unvailing tomorrow!

 

Winding a warp while waiting for weft.

I'm waiting for more weft to arrive in the mail to finish weaving "Fiesta". In the mean time there is fun to be had winding a few new warps to be be ready to jump right into a new project as soon as Fiesta is off the loom.  Bare looms have a way of mocking me...

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Fiesta!

Something new on the loom...Image

halfway there...

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bright and cheerful!

Fiesta!

Fiesta!

Something new on the loom...

rug weaving: a quick video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp0scSttSSA&w=560&h=315] My son and I had a little fun using iMovie and of course there is more weaving. Little snippets of how a rag rug is woven.

done and done

She's off the loom, hemmed and in service. 13.5' of indigo goodness. DSCN0502 DSCN0507 DSCN0509 Custom denim jeans rag rug runner. (Say that 10 x fast!) Finnished dimensions 34" x 13.5' Perfect with the R.L. "Denim" painted walls.