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A little bit of weaving

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

When I have time I enjoy a few minutes on my knitters loom, when I don’t have time it, folds up and slips behind the chair. Recently I’ve been using some lovely Jacob yarn from The Knitting Gift Shop and am quite pleased with the outcome, two delicious bedside rugs.

You can see the one on the left has not yet had the fringe finished and been blocked but I couldn’t wait any longer to show you.

I thought I would like the one with more white in best but I think the dark one is stealing my heart, how unexpected.

A little bit of weaving

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

I’m managing to do a bit of weaving now and then, not as much as I’d like but then I am busy with felt making for an exhibition coming up at Armley in April. Below are my latest woven scarves.

Woven on my rigid heddle loom with a 7.5 reed. The orange scarf has the same warp and weft but the blue one has 2 shades of a denim colourway yarn with the paler being used for the warp. I was quite pleased with the blue one and my edges are definitely improving, the orange one however, I was bored and just wanted to finish it so I rushed. It’s perfectly serviceable but I’m really not keen. At least I learnt from it and made the next scarf more intesresting.

I’m ery pleased with this one. The warp is two colours of aran weight acrylic yarn from my stash and the weft is a fine yarn which I bought from a charity shop and have no idea what it is, just that I liked it.

I love the way it turned out and as I no longer beat the weft down so hard they’re even quite soft! The lesson learnt this time, to start chellenging myself more with colours and patterns and not just the plain weave. Wonder if I’ll do that?