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Even though I have started weaving on the rainbow wrap (yay!), I decided to waste some of today getting a few pages on my blog.  It seems like I'll never have enough time to make a dedicated web site active enough, so I thought maybe I could do it all here.  For now I've placed links to items in my Etsy shop, but am thinking that I may try to sell my wraps directly from the here.  The problem is, I didn't format the links to open in another window, so whoosh! away folks will go if they click.  Does anyone out there know how to do this??

Chores...

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...are done!  Not forever, of course, but I just spent the better part of two days completing a big ol' list of things that required my attention, including the dreaded house-cleaning.  I hate doing it, but I have to admit, I do feel better about pretty much everything when it is completed.  This morning was the last of it, including registering my car (the online option couldn't find me this year :->(, hanging around waiting for the satellite repairman to come, and making a yummy chocolate peanut butter pie for my youngest's 25th birthday tomorrow!  Let's see, if he's half a century old, then I must be...precocious???


(Please excuse the out of focus cell phone photo!).

Happily, I can now return to my rainbow wrap warp prep ( say THAT three times fast!).  I started measuring last Wednesday, and wound four sections that day and the next, then I had to work on Friday.  The weekend was very productive, completing another 14 sections.  After three very busy and long…

Trying Something New

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I attempting sectional beaming for the first time, although I do not have all of the equipment needed to optimize this technique.  Using what I have, I am winding one inch sections on my warping mill, then taking it to the loom and putting it on using a tensioning box.  So far, I've had one broken thread (in my first, and worst, bout), 2 sections go on very easily, and and 3 have varying challenges.  I think the part that is causing the tangling is "sleying" the small reeds in a random order rather than in the order the yarns were wound.  I think I've learned my lesson, though - my next bout will have a "counting string" that I will use to keep the yarns in order.  I could make a cross but can't figure out how to use that at the loom without lease sticks.

This baby wrap is going to be an eight color gradient.  I spent several hours on Sunday working out the math, and then had to work 2 twelve hour days.  Yesterday I started measuring the first bout, and…

Available! And Opinions Sought

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I finally finished taking photos of the second baby wrap, Caribbean Depths.  I'm a bit disappointed, because the colors seem a bit muted compared to in real life.





I've listed it on my business Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Threadbare-Designs/672160212806803?ref=hl) for now, where it might get better exposure than my Etsy shop.  I do anticipate it migrating over there soon, though.  Just trying to navigate the many groups and sub-groups on FB surrounding the baby wearing world makes me feel old.  I seems to take me forever to understand what I can and cannot do, and where I can and cannot be.  People are very helpful, but that doesn't make me feel any more nimble of mind.

I've almost completed the quickest project I've done in a long time.  I've had some 2/10 merino/tencel in the Ocean Blue colorway that I purchased from Webs years ago, just sitting on the shelf, waiting for inspiration to hit.  I thought I might do a huck scarf, but kept putting…