Chanel Update and a lot More Weaving

After ogling all the gorgeous Chanel fabrics (from Maison Lesage) on Pinterest, I thoughtfully created my warp and chose beads, buttons, silk ribbons, cotton lace and hand spun wool yarn for the weft, it took me almost a week to weave this mixed media scarf (modeled by my good friend, SewTara).  I have another warp waiting it’s turn.

Swinging in the completely opposite direction, I chose to weave a classic pattern, herringbone, with hits of contrasting colour.

This is a lighter, spring scarf from 100% cotton.

Needing some vibrancy, I warped the loom yet again with bright gem tone hand spun wool yarns.

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I barely got it off the loom and it sold immediately when posted on Facebook!

Currently on my loom is more herringbone. The yarn was spun from Canadian Shetland (black), Est de Laine & Polypay (white). My plan is to  felt the fabric and make a bag, I have 3 yards warped so lots of fabric for straps as well.

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Facebook Terms of Service

Recently, Elizabeth at Don’t Call Me Betsy posted about social media. This past week, Facebook made many changes to their software and added many new features which people really didn’t like. Not only did they change features however, they also changed their Terms of Service. I am just as guilty as everyone else in that I never read it in the first place but did you know that anything you post on Facebook including photos, can be reused at any time, by Facebook, FOREVER?

That’s right, the photos that you so called copyrighted, can be used by Facebook because you checked that little box when you signed up. You gave away your rights to any and all content you post on Facebook. It doesn’t matter if you’re an individual, small company or large. Even if you disable your account, Facebook retains a copy of all your material, forever.

For more comprehensive article on this subject, follow this link to The Consumerist.

I’ve disabled my account and have joined Google+, I will loose out on all those giveaways which require you to like them on Facebook but it’s a small price to pay. Of course I could open a new Facebook account and post nothing just to enter the giveaways but quite honestly, I really dislike Facebook and was tremendously relieved when I closed my account.

My techie husband said, “Facebook is the new My Space”.