Tuesday, March 29, 2011
What a great weekend I had. I am spacing out the blog postings so I can keep it interesting.
Sunday, the 27th I got a call from my friend Dana (my tapestry student). She completed my friend KraftyMax's camera bag. Do keep in mind that neither of us had any real idea of how to go about making a camera bag. I live 3 hrs. from Max so all I had were measurements. Thank goodness I didn't really trust them and my weaving skills are exact. I actually wove the pieces quite a bit larger than they needed to be.In my head I was allowing for waste.
We did run into a few snags. Max didn't really want a strap on the bag. Her idea was that when the bag is closed the camera strap will act as a strap for the bag. Hmmmm....In order to accomplish this we had to make sure the bottom was rigid, so we inserted plastic canvas. Then Dana decided that she would put ribs of the plastic in the corners...then we also found that the top collapsed and had to insert plastic there also. Do keep in mind we were trying to create a cube. As for me, I wanted the top to fold over onto the front side in a triangle so I can make some sort of closure. Maybe even a tassel
that twists around a button...still thinking on that one.
So, if you recall a few weeks ago I completed her double weave camera strap with her business logo woven into it. Now the actual cube has been made and will be delivered to me sometime this week. Then I will develop the closure and ship it out. I can't wait for her to see it. This just behind the success of Gail's backstrap.
This morning I feel many things. I feel as though I have made some very good new friends, even the ones in cyberville who's faces I have not and may never see. I also feel as though I make a good 'team' player with some of them (That would be you Dana). I feel as though I have been blessed with a talent that allows me to show them how I feel about them also! (Have you seen the rug I made Ms. Carol for her kitchen, or even Dana's one skein project bag?) I feel satisfied today, something that eludes me often in my life since I was forced to move to Georgia. Like a contributing member of society.
Here are pictures of the bag so far. I will later show you how it looks with the strap and a closure. I love Max's color choices.