Thursday, January 5, 2017

Reduce, Reuse

Back when I was quilting I LOVED scrap quilts.  I loved the idea of using up every little bit of fabric until you just didn't have enough left to make anything else with it.  I despise the idea of waste...efficiency in all things is a good thing as far as I'm concerned.

When I first started weaving, I noticed that I would like bits of yarn left on the bobbins after finishing a project...these bits would get wound back on the original cone or ball of yarn to be used in the next project, but I found later that doing this was annoying...I didn't know how long that bit that was wound back on was and in the end I would throw away more than I wanted to...

So, I decided to start winding on the bits onto cones to wait until the day that I had enough to make a warp out of.  I do this with all the yarns I use, but since I make towels more than anything else, well...I had enough (finally) to make my "weftovers" towels.

And boy did they turn out cute!  I'm going to have a hard time parting with these, but they are up for sale on the Etsy shop...and I hope that they make someone happy.  They are bright and cheerful and such a neat record of my work over the past few months.  Expect many more weftovers!

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