Started testing various types of napkins as well as different stitches for the CHT (Contemporary Handweavers of Texas) conference dinner table napkins. The conference is not until next May but there is lots to do. The more we can get done ahead of time the better.
Tried to use some simple patterns as I didn’t know how much help there would be and what shibori experience there was in the group.
Think we’ll also be doing other natural dyes not just just indigo. That should make for some very colorful table settings.
We’re still checking out napkin sources. I used Dharma for my test. The ones shown here are actually sold as men’s handkerchiefs but are very substantial and easy to work with. I also tried using the Dharma items sold as napkins but they were so thick I had a hard time stitching and even clamping was a problem.
Hope decisions will be made soon. There are a lot of napkins to make.