Monday, November 19, 2007

Bookmarks, 2007 Edition

I got an email the other day from a customer who wanted to know if I had any bookmarks in stock, as she wants them for Christmas gifts. The previous batch were all gone, so it seemed logical to do another run of them, to be available for the KPFA Craft & Music Show in San Francisco on December 8-9.

After noodling around on for a while, I came up with a bunch of liftplans that work with a point threading - which makes 'em even more fun on an interleaved point threading. I planned the warp for 30/2 silk, but what I've got lots of is 60/2 silk, so I'll use it doubled, with the two parallel design lines in dark blue and medium green. The wefts will be left-overs from a variety of projects, mostly purples and violets.

Here's a sneak peek at a few of the drafts:

The warp is threaded with enough yardage for 15 or 16 bookmarks, and now all I have to do is sley the reed and tie on. This time, I'll forget about trying to use the fly shuttle, since last time I tried to use it for such a narrow warp, it gave me the world's most horrible selvedges. The Bluster Bay end-delivery shuttle will be my weapon of choice for this project.


Valerie said...

Thanks for the link to!

Is the second bookmark looks like it should be overshot w/ tabby, but I don't see tabby in the tie up/treadling.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra,
I love these drafts, please post pics of the woven pieces when finished.
I have added you to my list of links on my weblog, I hope this will direct more interested weavers to your site.
Shirley from Western Australia