Here is the warp. They wanted me to use teal in every bookmark, and the other colors are: orange, tan, yellow, brown, gray, green, black, white, and blue. So, I chose a variety of what I had on hand that matched that list. I am using my ultra-soft 12/2 cotton, it truly is my most favorite yarn of all times. I'll be so sad when I use up my stash because it is rare and irreplaceable!
Since I only have to start with 100, I am doing a very small 2 yard warp. I want to be sure they really like these bookmarks before I take the time to put on a 20 yard warp!
Here are the first 20 bookmarks, or 1% of what I need:
I chose 10 different twill tie-ups. These are based on page 84-85 of A Weaver's Book of 8-shaft Patterns by Carol Strickler. There were 6 in these pages, and then I made up the last 4 based on 4-shaft threadings. I figure when I get bored with this tie-up, I can turn the page and use the tie-up on the next page... with 2000, I have to keep it interesting!
I find that there are two "needs" being met right now with this project. I've never done a twill gamp before, so this kind of fills that need to do one. Also, this is a twill tie-up that I've been wanting to try, but haven't had the time yet. So it's really satisfying, pretty, and a nice little job!
So far, I think it's really stunning! Somehow, even though it's a mish-mash of colors, I really think they all work together and look really neat together!
PS. Check out this yummy b-day cake I made for my mom:
It was like a giant twinkie because I made a golden cake and iced it with the whipped topping from the local grocery store bakery. Did you know they sold their whipped cream frosting in bulk? It was very yummy!