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an old pattern and old yarns

July 3, 2012

recreating the pattern for my student’s old tea towel took a little longer than I expected

turns out the pattern is in Handwoven’s  Design Collection 2- but it has a mistake, I think in the tie-up. Then I found it in the book 8, 12,…20 An Introduction to Multishaft Weaving by Kathryn Wertenberger, it’s her pattern

using 2 weights of yarns in neutral colours from my stash -so far, 7 different linen, hemp and cotton yarns

sleying the heavy yarns singly and the fine double in a 15 dent reed is taking a little time

if I can reduce “the” stash I can justify buying more yarns.

 Doesn’t seem likely in this lifetime!

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. July 3, 2012 6:13 pm

    i don’t think it’s likely for hoarders to ever decrease their stash; using yarns only creates an empty spot to excuse the purchase of new yarns! but, it is nice to use some special yarns ones been saving, for a particular project.

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    • July 3, 2012 6:29 pm

      I’ve been using nothing but my stash for the past 1 1/2 yr. haven’t bought any new yarn! fibre for spinning and books, yes – nothing will cure me of the book habit but using the yarns is a challenge I enjoy.

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      • July 4, 2012 6:29 am

        you are a strong woman jean, and i salute you! i’m always coming across yarn that goes so well with something i already have in my stash. but, i think perhaps my stash is not so big.
        ah, books, a definite weak spot for me also!

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  2. July 3, 2012 7:26 pm

    The yarns are such exquisite colours Jean. I wore the wee flower you gave me today! It was much admired.

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  3. July 4, 2012 6:16 am

    those yarns are heaven!! what kind of loom is that one in the photo?

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  4. July 4, 2012 6:23 am

    I love these stash-busting projects, especially ones that combine different grists. You have a really nice mixture there. Impossible to buy that from scratch!

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    • July 4, 2012 7:50 am

      Alice – I couldn’t weave without the stash, many of my warps are mixes and blends, so much more interesting.

      Neki – the only loom I weave on – an AVL 40″, 16 harness manual dobby. It has it’s problems but don’t they all?

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  5. July 4, 2012 8:29 am

    Primarily a knitter, my yarn stash issues are similar, though I am trying to use said stash. Wow, what lovely yarns you have in yours though.

    Oh and I finally started my own weaving project. Very very very basic on cardboard but it’s a start! And I love it as much as I thought I would.

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    • July 4, 2012 9:31 am

      Renee – good for you, I love to hear about new weavers. if I can help in any way please let me know.

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