I decided to weave DH a bath mat yesterday, but when I started to warp the loom I ran out of the warp I wanted to use… Well, after spending a LONG time trying to fix it, I decided enough is enough and we needed new place mats anyway..lol
These are cotton warp, Sugar and CreamCotton weft. This is the first time I have tried to do the floats but they seem to be doing fine. The floats are the white/multi lines. That weft floats across 3 of the warp threads. It’s much easier to set than I thought it would be. I had always thought that would mean using the pickup stick every time you wanted to put in a float. It does not. The pickup stick is actually inserted once, then it is left lying flat and pushed up against the back bar until the next time a float is needed for the pattern. How cool is that!
I have yet to wash anything I have woven with the Sugar and Cream. These will be the first. I think they will probably shrink terribly. I don’t know about the colorfastness of the blue, but have read on one of my weaving group forums that the colors of Sugar and Creamby Lily will run and fade terribly…so don’t know what will happen with the white/multi floats… but light blue would not be so bad…;o) Anyway…will let you know when I wash them.