I've always hated piling my fabric up. It's messy. It's uneven, it offends me at times and I find myself mimicking my Great Grandmother, compulsively folding it again and again. It also gave me an excuse to reorganize some things up there. It's such a small space, every foot counts.
Gene gets lots of boxes of stuff for his business and we recycle as much as we can. A lot is saved to reuse, a fair amount is broken down to start the outside boiler Rube and now, it can be used as the middle "bolt" part to keep my fabric organized. I tape up the end, put the yardage on the tape and I am good to go. I even have a free shelf and I would have two if I cleaned out all the shoes I don't wear.
The lovely tomato red plaid is slated for a spring coat. I waited 4 months for the fabric to go on sale at Fabric of Vision. It's Italian and mostly cotton and I am totally smitten with it. Here's a photo with the lining I have for it and the pattern itself.
I will be making a muslin of it first. On the sewing table in process is a vest out of the last of the Carhartt fabric.
I have to make up a little artistic back panel of some kind. That is in the works.
Towel 4 is also in the works. The weft for this is a deep ruby red 5/2 mercerized cotton.
The silk warp on the warping board.
It doesn't look like much right now. Oh so pretty but very subtle.
I'll get pics when it's wound onto the loom for sure.
I also couldn't stop myself from picking up just a bit more Nature's Palette. This time the Organic Worsted Columbia wool in 5 skeins each of Autumn Leaf (gold) and Natural (cream).
Wow, stuffed in a lot of pictures on this one.
Parting shot: A Very Vocal YIP-EEE!