I mentioned in my last post that our next market was at a street festival – actually it’s in Glenferrie Road – and suddenly it’s here. The Festival is tomorrow and the weather forecast is exactly what I hoped for, mid 20’s, almost no chance of rain and a cool breeze, just as long as the forecast is accurate.
The paint box tea towels are finished, shown here from just on the loom
weaving in progress
to that wonderful point where there’s a fat roll of towels on the cloth beam
I had the perfect ribbon in the stash
I wanted to make something new just for this market and decided that triangle purses, more correctly tetrahedrons, made from left overs would be just the thing.
They’re not hard to make and become addictive very quickly although I had 2 problems – how to finish off the end of the zipper and finding a purpose for them. Made from bands or leftover fabric, around 10 to 12 centimetres or 4 to 5 inches wide and twice as long, they end up a reasonable size – but for what? As I was driving home the other day, inspiration struck, as it often does when I’m driving or under the shower. They are just the right size for the collection of cords, USBs, chargers and assorted computer/phone/tablet bits and pieces.
They could almost be used for these 2 little toy mice to go camping,
I should go and get everything else prepared for the market but just had to include this picture of a Golden Orb spider