Thursday, May 19, 2011

Am I Blue?

It's kind of amazing how fast yarn travels through the studio. It was the end of March that big boxes of blue yarn came in the mail. Just two months later and that yarn is almost all gone. There are a dozen or so half cones that I'm using to finish up the beam, but otherwise the stash is depleted.

In its place, there are many, many yards of cloth.

Two friends are helping in the studio now. Wispr is stitching the edges of the cloth and washing it. I somehow lost the picture of him sewing, but here's what the table looks like while he's putting the previous bolt in the wash.

And there's just not enough room in the house for Harlan to cut while I weave and Wispr sews. He's set up a table in his cabin instead. With 3 of us working part time, we should be able to make merchandise super fast!

I think we'll be able to get down to 4 weeks per batch. This includes custom plying the warp threads, warping, weaving, shrinking, cutting and sewing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you are making straight cuts, you may find it worthwhile to invest in a cutting mat, a 6" wide, long ruler/guide, and a rotary cutter.