July 5, 2011
I sat down and made 6 envelope pouch's out of my warp face bands, some were done on a Gilmore Wave, some on a backstrap. I am ahead of the game when I need to give a gift!
This is the first batch. the black and white one is my first pebble weave piece. It was done on a backstrap using a circular warp and is on it's way to Las Vegas, Nevada to my daughter for a birthday gift.
The teal and brown piece was my first 'simple warp float' piece on the backstrap...I disliked this piece from the start, but my friend Carol wanted it. Yesterday she said to me "I think I will make a pouch out of this for my cell phone accessories." My response? "Well, I just happen to be getting out my sewing machine this evening anyway, so allow me." I love the end result. I especially like the buttons. My friend Dana's fella sliced a tree limb for me and drilled holes to make them into buttons. Very rustic, I sanded them a little and orange oiled them for good measure. I like the way the orange oil made the wood grain show up more.
The warp teal and bridal white piece with the Greek Key design, I am keeping for myself. I absolutely love it! My sewing skills are coming right along. Thanks you Dana, for encouraging me to sew.
I really gotta work on getting my signature hearts to be right side up. :-(
The little red and white one works great for female...well you know...stuff! It was the first successful double weft double weave. The other two, they both started out as double weave. I still hadn't yet gotten the hang of it yet and when I failed, I simply plain wove the double stranded warp. It was a way to keep from throwing out the warp, and I think they even made pretty good little pouch's!
Just about the right size for important papers, or make up in your purse. These three don't have homes yet, but will probably be gifted out to some of the folks who help me with my coming move. shhhhhh!