Yes! All the fabric for Autumn Splendor has been woven. Ten panels, a bit over 4 feet apiece. At 63 picks per inch, that’s about 31,000 throws of the shuttle. If I could drink alcohol, I’d be totally smashed right now. Especially since the last muslin passed muster: everything fits! It’s time to sew!
Well, almost. I still need to wet-finish, dye, and rinse out the fabric. I’ll do that today. Then I can start sewing! I’m really excited, things are coming to the finish line at last.
And now, the really, amazingly good news: Sharon says it should be quick to sew, and I can probably finish it in about two weeks! I had expected it to take about five. That gives me eight weeks before the deadline for the Complex Weavers juried exhibit, and nine weeks before the Handwoven garment contest deadline. That’s enough time to cobble up an entry into at least one of those exhibits, especially if I use my languishing-for-two-years Celtic braid fabric. Very cool.