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summer samples

July 8, 2013

linen and summer just seem to go together

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the warp is a 2 ply bleached linen of approx. 16/2 weight

(it’s from the stash and the label is missing – and now it is finished)

together with handspun, 2 ply hemp dyed with walnut husks

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the weave structure and weight are perfect for household linens

I’m planning to try it in silk, also

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the pattern is from an old book, hand weaving patterns from Finland, which thankfully is in English

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I’ve been busy spinning paper yarn (shifu) for the next sample

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2013 10:24 am

    I have that book, too. I purchased it in NY in the 60’s. It’s one of my treasures. Love the work you’re doing.


    • July 10, 2013 10:55 am

      Alice – thanks, I have no memory of where or when I got the book but it definitely is a treasure.


  2. July 10, 2013 2:58 am

    imo no one beats the scandinavians for household textiles.the book looks like a good one to have.


    • July 10, 2013 8:17 am

      Neki – the book was published in 1960, nothing “trendy” just traditional and functional. True to its time many of the suggested yarns are synthetics.


  3. July 8, 2013 6:17 pm

    i just got linen pants on a hot summer day! it’s funny how they do go together so well. though i wonder what would happen if we mixed linen and other seasons. and you and velma both are spinning paper yarn these days, love that.


    • July 8, 2013 7:14 pm

      Aimee – some linen (especially fine singles) isn’t good to weave when it is hot and dry but that is when I always want to use it. I love linen and paper together, they also seem to be a natural.


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