The last couple of days I've gotten lots of weaving in. Here's the latest piece on the loom. I love how vibrant the colors are.
Then this evening I finished weaving and cut it off the loom and stretched it out on the floor in the studio.
After I got home I put it in the washer to felt (full) the wool. I think the dye in the dark purple chenille ran a bit and maybe muted out some of the other colors. Bummer. But it's drying now and I won't be able to see the true colors until after it's dry. It's a large piece of fabric, measuring 155" long on the loom, by 48" wide. I'm pretty sure it will be at least 1/3 smaller after it shrinks up.
So tomorrow I'll be packing up my things in preparation for the Contemporary Crafts Market in Santa Monica. I enjoy doing the show, but getting ready is lots of work.