Saturday, July 28, 2012

I'm one of those math nerds.

The number 2000 is huge, and I don't think I really thought about how huge it was until now when I have to produce 2000 of something!  It's a small bookmark, yes, BUT... 2000 is a lot!

So, I started thinking about how huge this project really is.  I have 21 yards between the two warps, 20 bookmarks across, and 30 strands per bookmark.  So, when you multiply all those numbers together, it comes to 12,600 yards, or 37,800 feet, which is about 7 miles, if you stretched one warp thread end to end in each bookmark.  Now, that's just the warp.  It possibly might be doubled with the weft... 14 miles??  Gee whiz!

Ok, now think about the perimeter of each bookmark, or the outside edge I sew to keep them from unraveling.  That's 6+6+1+1=14 inches of sewing all the way around.  14x2000=28,000 inches, or 2,333 feet, which is about 1/2 mile of sewing!!

Wow.... WOW.