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lessons learned

July 12, 2013

how did that happen?

 I mistakenly measured this warp 1 metre short

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so – it wove up quickly

different weft yarns

from the left – hand-spun cotton plied with silk;  linen and hemp (same as warp);   paper yarn, natural hand-spun and 2 ply paper and ramie from Japan dyed with kakishibu

the coloured samples have given me the idea for the next warp

the selvedges were threaded in one colour but two different blocks and in the blue only one weft was used, showing how the blocks would look without a warp stripe

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the end of the warp, a narrow table runner

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next, a silk variation

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2013 10:37 am

    I love the blue one as well, it seems soft to the touch.


    • July 16, 2013 11:44 am

      Blandina – it is a commercial yarn that I thought was cotton but when indigo dyed it revealed it’s true nature – one of the threads was a synthetic and didn’t take the dye. I actually like the look and it is very soft.


  2. July 15, 2013 1:47 am

    for obvious reasons 🙂 the ones with blue speak to me


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