Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Problem Solved

The secret to posting with images is to use Explorer rather than FireFox.

I am trying out various colors and formats to see what I like. I am running into a problem I will soon figure out is how to move the images around. The usual cut and paste doesn't seem to work.

I don't know if anyone recalls that I was working on the chenille Color Horoscope Weaving. Well, I cut it off the loom and draped it around myself (as I love to do)

This looks so different from my own horoscope weaving! I love it.

One of the things I do differently than most people working with chenille is that I braid my fringe. I figure this step takes me close to 16 hours, but I generally put on a good trashy audio book and braid away.

Here is the happy recipient who made me promise to cut her head out of the picture.
I know you can see the difference in the luster and drape of the chenille after laundering.

How I launder: I toss into a cold water wash, let the machine agitate 5 times, turn off and let sit for a half hour. Drain out the wash water, fill with rinse (add softener if desired), let agitate 5 times, turn off and let sit for another half hour, drain, and spin. Remove from the washer and toss in the dryer with 3 tennis balls. Dry on gentle, checking from time to time between biting finger nails. The chenille looks really bad when it comes out of the wash, but something magical happens in the dryer.


Bev said...

Oh, and those colors look SOOOO good. I love chenille.

Donna Mollica said...

Absolutely beautiful. What a lucky woman!

Geri said...

Beautiful and glad you are back!

Maddy said...

WOW... Absolutely stunning....such talent!

Creativejems said...

i love those colors in the weave