The loom has been in steady use this month. I've completed custom orders for zigzag towels, placemats, pillow covers, and table runners. Here are two photos:
I've also taken on a pet project. When time permits, I am working to improve my sewing skills. My husband got me a fantastic sewing machine several years ago, a Janome Memory Craft 4800 Quilter's Companion, and I realized that I was really not making the most of the features that are available to me. Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z manual is my guide!
With the help of the Janome manual, Nancy Zieman's book (and her public television videos, "Sewing with Nancy," which are available online!), and several excellent sewing blogs, I've worked on the following:
* sewing with knits
* using a twin needle
* using clear elastic
* overcast stitching
* decorative hems
* pattern drafting
On tap today: French seams! I will let you know how it goes.