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Month: April 2012 Page 2 of 4

Silk Cord 2

Length: 136″
Diameter: approx. 3/32″
Warp: 8 ends of 2 ply black silk, 4 ends of 2 ply blue silk (12 total)
Weft: 2 ply black silk (same as warp)

I had about 5″ of waste on each end of the cord. So, about 10″ of waste from the Large Gilmore Wave. Not bad. A bit more than from an inkle loom but I can put on a longer warp. Not a bad trade-off.

The cord has a mat finish from the spun tussah silk, but it sparkles when the light hits it. It’s definitely different from a cord woven from reeled bombyx, but I like it. I think I am going to have to try to spin more for a kumihimo project and see how that transforms the silk.

Silk Cord

Silk Cord

Remember the spindle spun silk? Now it looks like this. I’m weaving a cord to use as a piping for the bag.

It’s my first project using the Gilmore Wave. So far, I’m enjoying it. I can’t wait to try a ribbon with this.

Have you heard?

CNCH 2012 Gallery Submission Deadlines have been extended to May 1st! Read all about it here!

By the way, if you are on the CNCH 2012 mailing list, there was a mistake in an email sent in March. It contained incorrect dates for Return to Sender and Return of Return to Sender dates. The corrected dates and links to the submission forms can be found in this CNCH blog post.

Are you planning on going to the conference? Or just visit the gallery and vendor hall? CNCH 2012 is looking for volunteers to help sit at the gallery, check tickets, and assorted other small jobs. In exchange for two hours of your time, they will give you a free day pass. What a deal! See the Volunteers page for a list of all the open positions and time slots.

If you can’t volunteer but still want to make a day of it, the Day Visits page has a $2 off coupon for the vendor hall.

Now I have to see if there’s something else I can wrap up in time for submit to the gallery. I’ve only submitted one out of my allotted three entries. (Return to Sender and Return of Return to Sender do not count in the allotment.)

Hmm. Is there enough time for a piece of yardage?

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