Now I was going to call the loom Moose, because truly, it is a rather ungainly looking loom all done in plain dimensional pine lumbar. But you know, she's going to be a beauty once I finish with her. This weekend I am painting her frame a good deep true red enamel latex and then she will get stenciled and hand painted. I have always wanted to do this with a loom and often wondered why more are not beautifully painted. Hence she will be known as Buttercup or maybe in passing as the Triple B.
Plans for a warp are in my head but not on the board...yet, but I am making rag strips from fabric leftovers in prep for some fun rag placemats to do on her. No time like now to get started on the gifts.
And my bumblebee warp is just about done on the David. The dang new warping board is lost somewhere between Michigan and Oregon. I hope it arrives soon.
In the salon of wadders another one is going into the rag strip bin. The Sewing Workshop Bamboo Tunic was kind of a mess. It's big and ugly and just all kinds of funky. I'm not upset really because all the fabrics I used where leftovers anyway. There might be a reason it was discontinued back in the day. But there have also been some great successes! Another Isca tunic made it out in this fun Dog Day of the Dead fabric.
I love this print! I rather love the Marilla Walker pattern too. The last make is a pattern from a French designer Anne Kerdiles, the Cezembre Blouse and it is a very nicely drafted pattern.
No changes at all out of the envelope. The pattern instructions are both in French and English. It is a straightforward sew and has wonderful proportions.
This will certainly get a lot of use done up in summer weight linens.
I'm leaving you all with something a little different, one of my favorite traditional folk songs.
I have a number of Custer LaRue/Baltimore Consort CD's. What a voice! It's worth listening to a few others.
Parting shots: Bad hair day?