Some times if I'm able to squeeze out one more useable towel (for example) then I'll forgo the sample and my friends understand....
Every Christmas I get a few handwoven or handcrafted cards from friends near and far and I have saved them all!
|looks like its time for a larger box!|
My supplies? washed and pressed handwoven samples, scissors, tape, card stock and a glue stick. Extras such as beads and other embelishments can be added before, during and after. I'm opting for after as that way I can accent them according to the occasion and the recipient! (That will involve dab glueing the beads and glitter).
I position the sample in the window in various ways so to show the pattern to the best advantage. Check the view from the window outside and then perhaps cut it down smaller to fit better. Then I tape it on four sides over the window. There are two solid fold over sides to the card stock and one is just a smidge smaller. That's the side that covers the sample! Then out comes the UHU....
I use a coloured glue stick so I can see where I have applied it. Then press the side down firmly. Then I sit a heavy book on it. Very high tech huh?
Here's the line up and I'm sure that you will recognise many of them if you are a regular reader:
Remember the so called 'quick' plain weave scarves that took three time longer than the most complicated twill?
This was fun to do and I would encourage you to do a small thing and add on 12 inches or so to your next warp and cruise the internet for some interesting card stock to have on hand.