I finished the pillowcases yesterday afternoon. Then cleaned the workspace, the loom and finished the cloth by zigzagging the ends and steaming it. There was feeling of accomplishment and of joy for a while. The pillow cloth has minor mistakes here and there, but nothing of which I would be too worried. While weaving I had to live through the moment when the warp thread breaks (it did it twice) and realized that it was not the end of the world. The selvages are not that even, but then I will be sewing the cloth into pillowcases, so they do not really matter that much at this point. (I’m learning yet.)I need to buy pillows and need to do some sewing to have finished objects, but I hope I will get them finished next week. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with the cloth, but having those three pillows alone in the sofa group would be a bit boring. So, I hope I will get some patchwork energy from somewhere and try to make at least one patchwork pillow to go with them and maybe to add some life for this group of pillows. If I may say so, they are a bit dull looking at the moment. (I am finding myself in something that is turning into a bigger project than I had in mind in the first place.
I laid this new woven shawl on the couch, and realized how much I love the colours there. So I decided to make these pillows to sort of match this shawl. OK, so far so good. Now I need to do a patchwork pillow to spark life into the group of woven pillows. And guess what, all this led me to think of new curtains for the room as well… I should get busy because I would love to be able to hang them when the weather lets me open the windows and clean them. Up till this weekend it has been an impossible task, it has been too cold and there has been so much snow on the roofs that the poor old house is under a stress and the windows cannot be easily opened. The windows are a bit stuck, and to get them opened would take some serious work and I don’t think it does any good for the windows or the frames. So far the mother nature has been on my side, but now this weekend the temperatures are rising above zero and already last night I woke up for this crashing noise when huge piles of snow fall off the roof.
The roof is not clean yet but there are parts that are losing their burden and if this heat wave continues I just might have to think about washing the windows, which would mean that it would be nice to have new curtains… March is a bit early for window washing here though.)
So last night I went to bed in a not so relaxed and good mood - I’m frustrated of not finding anything yet. And woke up not so happy again (the old dog woke me up very early, Saturday, she should have known better…), had coffee by the computer (searching...) when nobody else except me was awake. The old dog continued her sleep and heavy snoring right after her privates outside so there was only me wondering what to do with my early morning. No knitting, no weaving, just a tiny bit of roving waiting… This is no good. Hopefully in the evening things are looking good again.
PS. There were some good tips in the comments about weaving. Thank you Ellen and Alina!