Hi all. It has been FOREVER since I have posted here. The weaving bug is hitting, but the wallet is kind of empty.
My parents' 50th anniversary is in August, and I want to weave them something very special. I have been scouring Handwoven for some ideas. I found Rita Hagenbruch's overshot tablecloth idea(Jan/Feb 2011), but when I priced out the yarns she suggested for the size of my parents' table, the price is around $102. I do have some money from etsy.com sales, but was hoping to save it for another use (or an emergency.)
1. She recommends 16/2 cotton for the warp, 16/1 linen for the pattern weft, and 30/2 cotton for the tabby. I know I can adjust the sett and use 20/2 cotton for the warp, 20/1 linen for the pattern, and maybe 40/2 for the tabby. Do you think this combination would work, or should I just suck it up and buy the recommended yarns? Am I just being a cheapskate?
I just get so frustrated with the cost of everything...
2. Do any of you have any good ideas for a tablecloth draft in which the yarns wouldn't cost a lot? (Ha ha. I know. I'm laughing too.)