Friday, July 15, 2011

Didn't Work Out

I made the bag and started to sew the beaded embellishment on, but the warp thread began to give wan and the beads came loose. To say that I was disappointed would lack definition of what I was really feeling. I haven't touched it in over a week and I can't save it so... I have to think of a way to keep it from unravelling before I cut it off the bead loom. I'll be experimenting with a small piece and see if I can hemstitch a border or weave thread between each bead pass. Not sure, but it's a new challenge to figure out.

Oh well it's a learning experience no matter how annoyed I am for the fact that it didn't work.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I finished the bead piece and inkle weaving this past week and am in love with it. I want to work on a prototype bag to use with these materials this week. I'll have to figure out how to attach and secure the beaded work to the bag and the basic design of the bag itself. In the mean time I'm hunting for some more cross stitch patterns to make a new beaded project.
I really excited with this work but feel guilty for ignoring my Macomber. Ah, so many looms so little time.. yet I keep hearing people tell me they can't retire cause they'll be bored to death. I'm really looking forward to having enough time to play around although I don't want to wish my life away, I do know that when the time comes I'll be ready and willing.