I’m currently working on the most tedious job of all: finishing touches. Â In particular, I’m preparing the handling swatches for my yardage gallery entries, by binding the raw edges with silk charmeuse. Â It’s a laborious process, taking about two hours per swatch, and makes me impatient because mentally I’ve moved on from both projects. Â In other words, this isn’t part of the project, mentally speaking, but something that is keeping me from my current project. Â Grump.
However, I did finish one of the swatches last night, and will tackle the other one today or tomorrow. Â Then I’ll finish up Autumn Splendor by tacking the lining to the outer garment in strategic places and sewing in the label. Â After that, I’ll be done with all the finishing bits.
Anyway, here is a photo of the finished gallery swatch. Â The binding looks clumsy and amateurish to me, but I’m not sure how to get it any neater. Â Part of it is the fabric – silk charmeuse drapes, it doesn’t produce crisp corners. Â Perhaps I should have used a different fabric, but this is what I had on hand.
I’m hoping to be able to pick up the plywood for the loom platform tonight (it will involve renting a pickup from the hardware store, and they only have one available for rental, so this is kind of iffy), in which case I can start work either tonight or over the weekend.