All washed and ready to sew into something!
It washed up so soft and flexible! I was afraid that this fabric would be stiff as a board, because I have been warned that it can be! But mine washed up super soft and super pliable. Now I just need to fix my mistakes, practice some more, and then I will probably feel comfortable enough to do some sort of project with it. Up close, it's a pretty neat weave structure. I really like how the colors are mingling with each other, and the texture is out of this world. As you can see, the threads rotate between horizontal and vertical quite a bit. I can't wait to explore this weave some more!
I decided to turn this little sample into a little pouch!
It's so colorful and cheerful! It's about the size of a coin-purse.
I specifically made it to hold all our buckyballs. Don't know what those are? Find out here.
They are actually quite educational and fun to play with. I think of it as a no-commitment project when I play with them! (As opposed to weaving, which is such a huge commitment!) Buckyballs are these tiny strong magnetic balls that are meant to be a desk toy, but some children have been eating them and then it pinches their intestines together and causes a lot of damage. They end up getting really sick and needing surgery. If used under the normal conditions, buckyballs are a fun thing to play with. Unfortunately, the government is taking them off the market though because of the health-risks they pose to small children. I think of it as one advantage to not having small kids around here...
They are just a lot of fun to build little things with, mess around with, click together, and just not have to think about anything!
This is a little bit off topic, but I have been helping some weavers understand profile drafts and how to use them to convert a project to summer and winter, in order to reduce the huge floats in a project. So, I thought I would share the stuff here. If you can't view the original powerpoint on weavingtoday.com, I have saved each individual picture at ravelry.com and also helped a friend convert the whig rose draft from a profile draft to summer and winter. It is all found at http://ravel.me/cutler070805/pdt for just in case you are also interested in learning this!
Now, time to go warm up with some tea!