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Completed: Baby Blanket Project

Yesterday, I delivered a finished product to a client. I am pleased enough with how it turned out. Of course, there are also things I wish were better and can improve upon in the future. All in all, as my first baby blanket project, I am quite pleased. It has a nice weight and texture and is very soft. What’s next? I am weighing a few options, figuring out the queue.

100% cotton Baby Blanket

100% cotton Baby Blanket

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New Year, New Projects

Just something I like from my notebook. It will one day make it's way to cloth.

Just something I like from my notebook. It will one day make it’s way to cloth.

Happy 2013!

I have a few goals for my weaving this year. Three of them are split into projects. The other two are habits I must work on.

1. Project Labels: In order to sell my textiles to the general public, legally, I need to have them labeled with my brand information as well as specific product info such as fiber content, country of origin etc. For items that are designed to take a lot of use and washing, I plan to have woven labels made anticipating they will be able to handle the use. Woven labels are a rather major (up front) cost of doing business so I am making the purchase a major goal for the next 6 months. If any of you have experience working with different sources for labels, I would love your input.

2. Product Development: I continue to make strides in perfecting my towel offerings, but have many more ideas for a broader range of products. I am planning for this year to bring more and better patterns, colors, designs and products to share with all of you.

3. Education: I need to seek more weaving education. Perhaps an apprenticeship or a few workshops.

Habit 1: Keep Records

Habit 2: Through practice and repetition: work faster.

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