Hello, friends. I remember reading in a weaving journal that lace weaves look the best when using light colored yarn. While I tend to agree and do use ivories and pastels when weaving loom-controlled lace fabrics, I felt a bit rebellious about a year ago and wove a lace shawl using dark green mercerized cotton. You do have to "look" to see the diamond motif in the fabric, but I sort of like the subtle effect of the texture and the color. What do you think?
I think that the wrap would look smashing on St. Patrick's Day. :)
Aside from the shawl, I've been working on zigzag dishtowel fabric and tinkering around with some smaller items that can be carried to craft fairs. I hope to have a new handwoven coffee cup cozy ready before too long. More than a couple of folks who visited my booth last Fall noted that they were interested in small gifts for the gents in their lives (think office mates, brothers-in-laws, etc...). So, I hope that I can manage to fill this gap in 2013. (And keep my coffee nice and warm, too).