Saturday, May 13, 2017

Another attempt

With so many little things to accomplish today, playing with thread had to take a back seat. I did find time to get a little bit done!

I love reading, but I don't always grasp concepts when I read. Sometimes I need to read, try, read again, try again, and repeat. That seems to be the case with band weaving.

Today I tried using popsicle sticks to find the width I needed for my band. I also tried weaving a few rows to pull the threads in to the width I thought would work. This helped tremendously! I also went back to size 10 crochet cotton, which results in a narrower band. This one will be about 1/2" wide.

I chose red and black for the second go at this pattern. So far, so good. I'll be able to tell better if the change in thread makes much difference once I get the woven band off the loom.

Despite all the little chores and taking a much needed nap, I was able to tat an Ice Drop today. I feel the need to tat an Ice Drop a day, because Christmas isn't that far away!


  1. I can't wait to see your new band!! :)
    Another wonderful Ice Drop!! :)

  2. It really is a lovely motif, I like it in red and black :)
    As for Christmas you're right, I can already smell my peppermoten batch baking in the oven!

  3. Yep, only 33 Mondays until Christmas!

  4. I get this Popsicle stick it a great idea keeping the threads separated and you find the coolest insides for your ice drops always nice to visit!

    1. The popsicle sticks work great! I love crackling the transparent gems. They look so cool!


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