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November 13, 2013

the scarves are finished

weaving-finishing 363

handspun silk weft and  natural dyes, a nice weight and drape

 my initial plan was to use up small amounts of handspun yarns

wool is next

spinning 212

 there is vast amounts of it, this is about a quarter of the wool

a bonus was being forced to sort out a cupboard – and get rid of just a little bit

cushions –the natural grey (in front) will be the warp

I dyed a medium grey wool in the logwood

spinning 216

a quick dip for the light skein and overnight for the dark one

sometimes this seems never ending!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2013 12:58 am

    Thank you .. it helps with my plying issues 🙂


    • November 20, 2013 7:27 am

      Renne’ – although I love my spindles I always ply on the wheel. I use my handspun for weaving, often in the warp and need it to be strong and smooth.


  2. November 19, 2013 9:41 am

    The scarves are gorgeous. The stash is impressive. But making your way through it has to feel good. And in the bottom picture is the yarn plied or are they singles?


    • November 19, 2013 10:19 am

      Renee – thank you. yes, it is very satisfying to use the stash, especially when it is handspun and natural dyes.all the yarns are 2 ply, I find it doesn’t pill as much and just like to ply.


  3. November 16, 2013 8:48 am

    Oh, these scarves turned out so lovely. Natural dyes are so special, so REAL. Using up little bundles can be so fun. Looks like you could use some help 😉


    • November 16, 2013 9:02 am

      Kristin – thanks, natural dyes have completely changed how I see textiles, chemical dyes always look too bright and false. when I use them I inevitably add a little black to sadden them


  4. November 14, 2013 5:05 pm

    you really are an exquisite weaver.


    • November 14, 2013 5:09 pm

      thank you, Velma. like anything created by hand, I think if one is passionate about the process (including inspiration and design) it shows in the work.


  5. November 13, 2013 2:45 pm

    The scarves are beautiful–so soft and subtle!


    • November 13, 2013 2:52 pm

      thanks Kerry – they’re not really my colours, I couldn’t decide if I liked them when I was weaving but now they’re finished I’m very happy.


  6. November 13, 2013 1:57 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous! And best wishes on using up the stash or at least hoping to!


  7. Judi bushby permalink
    November 13, 2013 1:26 pm

    Craftwork of this nature is often self- perpetuating. Scarves look delightful.


    • November 13, 2013 1:31 pm

      Judi – my mission is to use “the stash” but it keeps growing!
      Deb – thanks. Logwood is becoming more difficult to get.


  8. November 13, 2013 1:25 pm

    The scarf color combinations are lovely. I like the logwood dyeing, I think it is a nice dye to work with.


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