Weaving with singles can yield amazing textural results when woven in plain weave, but the weaving process is hard on singles and may abrade them or eliminate that twist! Combat this by using warp sizing (aka warp size), a temporary starch or glue applied to the warp before dressing the loom, which can then be washed away to reveal that gorgeous tracking patterning. Plus a sized warp is super easy to thread! Find a detailed how-to in Spin Off, Spring 2018, plus three recipes for size.
In addition to your usual sewing notions and thread, to make these burp cloths you will need: Flannel – You can get 2 complete burp cloths out of a half yard of flannel if you’re using the same fabric for front and back. I like to use different fabrics for the front and back, so a half yard each of two fabrics will yield 4 burp cloths. Batting – I like to use Warm & Natural cotton batting. Whatever batting you choose, you want something lightweight and low-loft for best results. You can…
Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt pattern by Jeannie Kious
This tree skirt pattern maximizes the pineapple motif with a finish in fans. Using 2 strands of size 10 crochet thread yields a skirt that measures 40 inches across. Using 1 strand of size 10 crochet thread will yield a skirt that is 27 inches across. This pattern has illustrations for joining the pineapple tops in the final rounds.