Inkle weave cuff on the Mirrix Loom
This has been the week of finishing things. Last week was the week of looking at things I should finish and feeling guilty about not doing so (especially the ones begun with a blog and never completed). The week before that was the week of beginning things I planned to finish last week. Well, you get the picture. I have a hard time moving forward with projects when others are waiting for completion. So I either have to destroy them or finish them, but they just can’t sit on my table and stare at me from across the room. Okay, I know they are not alive, but they sure all seem to have eyes.
So yesterday I took the loom with the silk mess on it, put it on a wicker coffee table in my office, stoked up a netflix movie on the big iMac, turned it so I could actually see it and began to finish this weaving. I wove really quickly because I figured I wouldn’t use or keep the final result. Half an hour later (yeah, this is fast to weave) I had another foot and a half woven and it was time to take it off the loom. Shockingly, even though the sides were looser than the middle, it didn’t seem to matter. After all, the plan was to sew those edges to the ultra-suede with the brass cuff sandwiched in between and it could very possibly be disguised with beads.
Hate to make this a cliff hanger by showing you only the on-loom and off-loom photos but not the one of the cuff. Yesterday, my studio was filled with sun and taking pictures was easy. Today, it is snowing and grey and no matter how hard I try I can’t get good pictures. The cuff itself is almost done and I love it. I need to sew on some more beads along the edge, but I would say I have about five minutes left before completion. I have a second piece glued to the cuff ready to sew on. So by tomorrow I should have both completed and if there is sun I will photograph them and show them to you. Meanwhile, this is the back story in pictures: