Now to talk about weaving. The clear blue cotton of the final white linen table runner was a joy to weave, especially on the dark and rainy winter days that we have been having here on Vancouver Island. This pattern never fails to please me.
Our blog is called Dust Bunnies Under My Loom, so I guess it is appropriate that I show you some dust bunnies that formed on the carpet, linen is a real shedder! If you look really closely you can see them.
Alas, when I was steam pressing the table runners I noticed that I had made a threading error. It is a small error with one of the small X’s at the bottom of the larger X’s. It looks like it has only half an arm. I tried to figure out a way to needle weave in a thread to fix the error but I wasn't pleased with the result.
These table runners were to be sold on my Etsy store, Woven Beauty, but with the error they just don't make the cut, so they are mine, mine, mine! I have more white linen and lots of the denim blue cottolin and blue cotton so I'm thinking I could remake them, but I'll wait until after Christmas to start.
The final Garden Photo is heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica); it is not a true bamboo but a member of barberry family. Here it is in its blaze of winter colour, it truly stands out in a winter garden. It is doing especially well this year because we have been having very mild wet weather.