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Bookmarks!

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Lately I've been spending my after-dinner time weaving on my mini inkle loom.  Maybe because I haven't felt like knitting socks, my go-to activity at that time of day.  Or more likely because I've been inspired by some amazing bands shown in inkle groups on Ravelry and Facebook.  Recently there were several bands woven that were inspired by the American flag, no doubt because of the 4th of July holiday.  I was intrigued, but had the Baltic pick up sample band to work on, so I designed a flag-inspired band and set aside the draft until my loom was empty.

That time came last weekend (better late than never!), so I warped the inkle with 10/2 mercerized cotton in good ol- red, white and blue, and have been happily weaving away ever since!  It was nice to just have the two sheds to work with - so much faster than pick up!  I have a hard time creating something that has no obvious use, so I decided to go with bookmarks on this warp.  I know so many people now read e-books, but w…

Ring Sling

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The Western Skies warp is off the loom, and I just finished sewing up the ring sling from the piece woven with natural 12/2 Supima cotton.  I love the feel of this cloth!  It's very, very soft, and makes me want to weave more with this cotton.  I'm thinking I may end up weaving some yardage for a shirt soon, maybe hand-dyed?

The cloth:




The sling:




The other piece, woven with tencel, may or may not become a wrap/sling.  I can't decide if the ppi was high enough.  I think I'm going to wash it again, then take the magnifying glass to it and check. It's really hard to see the actual pattern, which is another reason it's hard to determine whether or not it would be suitable.  I mean, I know I can't poke my fingers through the cloth or anything!  I'm probably over-thinking it, but hopefully the answer will be come clearer soon.  If I determine that I'm not comfortable with the cloth as is, there will be many, many cowls available!

Speaking of cowls, I did …