Then I had a bit of a brainstorm (why I didn't have this brainstorm BEFORE I bought the ties is beyond me.) Hey! I have neckties from when I was working and wore them all the time. (My last few years I didn't have to wear ties - or as I like to call them "pretty nooses.")
So, I dove into that part of the closet - you know, we all have that one spot- where the stuff that should have gone away LONG AGO is still back in that corner. I pulled out neckties and more neckties all hanging on nice necktie racks. I started sorting the silk from the not silk. I even found a couple of old knit ties - now you know how long ago that was!
So I decided which of the silk ties I needed to keep for weddings and funerals if I absolutely HAVE to wear a tie. (Hint- join your church choir and you can wear a t-shirt and shorts under the robe - no one will know!) Then I took the rest to my deconstruction zone.
I cut and un-sewed until bedtime. Then on Wednesday morning, I finished deconstructing and cutting the ties into strips. Y'all, let me tell you - silk is thin material. So I looked at the pile and said "I need something to store these in."
A while back I bought some 2 gallon zipper storage bags (at the dollar store) for storing my spinning fibers. I pulled out one of those bags. I filled it nearly full!
So I wove a little bit more of it - actually until the bobbin in my shuttle ran out of yarn/thread/
I have no idea what this fabric will become..but it will be very interesting and have a lovely drape to the fabric.
Of course before this post was finalized I had this bit added.
You may have noticed that I am (hopefully) injecting a bit more humor into my blog posts. I have been listening to a woman who speaks on finding the humor around you. Her name is Jeanne Robertson and she is a delight. I suggest you find her on youtube and listen to a few of her stories. If you don't laugh, you may not have a sense of humor. If you to one hear of her classic stories, here is
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