Weaving in progress

I’m doing this in my very limited (lately) free time. I cut colorful tights and I started to weave pieces for a future small blanket. It goes very slowly (my friend said I’ll have the blanket ready when I go into retirement :). I like the strong colors and the texture that is not too stiff. I keep the tights “yarn” in a Romanian tin from the sixties.

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Junk store finds

Visited a junk store yesterday, after a long time. It was more crowded with stuff than usual and really overpriced since our last visit (I guess the business goes well and they can afford to raise the prices). But we are always looking for sewing notions there and the guys running the store don’t think much of these :). I found these three boxes yesterday at an ok price. The black one with orchids is cardboard, it was a chocolate box and it is definitely old (not sure if forties old or seventies, but I like the design a lot, and it is nice and clean). Inside there are old zippers, saved from other clothes, but they work fine. The tea tin holds some nice colors of darning thread that  I use for my weaving. The pink tin with little kittens and yarn balls is definitely new but it has a knitting doll inside and it is very cute.

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Also, I found an old embroidery scissor (very good and sharp) and a crazy plastic button (from the eighties, I guess).

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Linking up with Vintage Bliss Tuesdays.

Weaving

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Among other serious things that I have to do these days (some of them very boring, some interesting but still taking up lots of brain space) it is very relaxing to weave. I make this very simple stripes for a small zippered pouch. I use some darning yarn I have found at the junk store in different occasions. Its thickness is really good for what I need and I love the vibrant seventies colors. I’ll probably make another one when this is finished, using more of the neutrals.

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