In preparation for the SSWG Open House on May 1st, I have been threading up all my beautiful inkle looms my father built for me.
With plain patterns:
And Pick-up patterns (I'm still not sure I'm doing this one right):
Pick-ups are new territory for me. I have been content just mucking with colour and contrast using plain weave patterns. But now that I have finally grasped this basket weave threading, and figured out how to properly pick up the threads...I could be hooked. :)
This is some lettering and diamond shapes. I went totally 80's with my colour choices on this one. :P I know I had something in these colours back in grade school and for the life of me I can't remember what. The majority of the band is in mercerized cotton size 20 crochet thread. The black of the patterning is 100% wool. A four-ply I had stashed.
My best girlfriend arrives from Kamloops on wednesday, so I am trying to get as much of this stuff organized by then, so that we have time to relax before the Open House on Saturday. I am hoping she will just dive right in and make some creative projects with me. I really miss that! Also, I can't wait to break out the crib board and that dusty old Scrabble set.