My Black Friday

black rayon chenille warp

This is my idea of Black Friday. I’m working on a custom order for a solid black rayon chenille scawl. “A what?” you might ask.

I don’t know what else to call it. It’s wider than a scarf and narrower than a shawl, so for today I’m calling it a scawl.

The order came from a woman who’d visited my Etsy store. She initially ordered a red scarf, but through communication with her, she decided that a wide, black scarf (or scawl) was what she really wanted. All good with me.

I’ve also sold an alpaca scarf on Etsy. So even taking into consideration that this is the best time to sell things, and that I’ve taken care to use tags that help me get found, it looks like Etsy was a good decision for me. I am POSITIVE I would not have sold either of these pieces through my website.

And I’m being successful in limiting my time spent on Facebook, so that’s been fine so far, too.

Hope you all had plenty to be grateful for, and enjoyed your Thanksgiving, regardless of how you spent it.

3 comments to My Black Friday

  • Peg Cherre

    Theresa & Alma – I don’t love working on black either, but I do like the classic look when it’s all done. I have to have my overhead light on even during the day to see what I’m doing. But I do believe the buyer will be happy with the result, which I plan to get to the point of taking off the loom today.

    I’m very happy with my Etsy start. Will keep me encouraged for a while. 🙂 You can go like or favorite my shop or items to help.

  • Alma

    Right on, Theresa! Congratulations, Peg, on a great step forward! It IS harder to work on black than lighter colors, for sure. Its darkness plays tricks with the eye until a pattern is firmly enough established to speak out loud.

    I’m so glad you and the scawl owner have developed a dialogue to get through to the heart of what she wanted.

    Good luck with your adventures!

  • Well, looks like a beauty in the making whatever the width. Black is not my favorite to work with in anything, but in the wardrobe it sure goes with a lot of things. Happy weaving and congrats on the good Etsy start!

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