Yes! Â All the fabric for Autumn Splendor has been woven. Â Ten panels, a bit over 4 feet apiece. Â At 63 picks per inch, that’s about 31,000 throws of the shuttle. Â If I could drink alcohol, I’d be totally smashed right now. Â Especially since the last muslin passed muster: everything fits! Â It’s time to sew!
Well, almost. Â I still need to wet-finish, dye, and rinse out the fabric. Â I’ll do that today. Â Then I can start sewing! Â 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! Â I had expected it to take about five. Â That gives me eight weeks before the deadline for the Complex Weavers juried exhibit, and nine weeks before the Handwoven garment contest deadline. Â 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. Â Very cool.