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July 25, 2011

ever so slowly, I’ve been winding and warping

2/16 cotton sett at 32 EPI (ends per inch) with a total 832 ends. Winding the warp went slowly because of all the colour changes.


the cotton warp is dyed with indigo and kakishibu.

threading the heddles is just a matter of turning up the music and doing it.

as this is my year to reduce my stash all the yarns are off the shelf.



the weft is a cotton/hemp blend. As I wasn’t sure if there was enough of one colour I’m weaving 1″ stripes in 2 shades of indigo.




I like the way the warp stripe has turned out. The stripe in the bib section will run horizontally and I may use a different weft.

Indigo and kakishibu look great together.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2011 12:40 pm

    ha! i’m currently building a small stash–mine was depleted twice, once by a trade, once by moths. now, it’s mostly silk and cellulose. and those stripes are beautiful.


  2. July 27, 2011 9:02 am

    Lovely subtle weft stripes. And the colours do complement each other beautifully.


  3. July 26, 2011 12:32 am

    yes, indigo and kakishibu!
    his was also my year of stash reduction, but i could not refrain from buying 2 kgs of 26/1 linen, 2kgs of 30/1 linen and some odd ozs. of over twisted cotton. call me a woman of principles 😦


    • July 26, 2011 7:27 am

      oh, yes. I have to confess to some silk and just a small purchase of kid mohair and several books and …! It’s not much fun being good all the time.


  4. July 25, 2011 5:02 pm

    Yes yes the indigo and kakishibu look gorgeous gorgeous! I don’t weave yet! so cannot comment anything about anything, but what i see is what i like – thanks Nat


  5. Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
    July 25, 2011 4:10 pm

    I love the colours and the subtle weft-wise stripe of two indigos. I remember you used to weave and sew aprons which you sold at the market.


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