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January 10, 2014

another blanket finished

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this one was woven to compliment a cushion, here and here, on the guest bed

the light is so grey at this time of year I had to photograph them outside in the rain

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although the handspun wool is leftovers from “the stash”, not all the same weight or from the same breed of sheep (this can make a big difference when washing/finishing)

I am very pleased with the results

now, on to winding the next warp, for the kesa

weaving-finishing 417that green ball looks blue to the eye but the camera has picked up its’ true nature

it’s out!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2014 3:49 pm

    i love how the twill and the circles echo one another…really a fine effect. i imagine cuddling under that blanket. so glad the stash diminishes in this beautiful way.


  2. Martha permalink
    January 13, 2014 7:18 am

    What a beautiful blanket and pillow cover. Reminds me of old fashioned quilts but a cozier.


  3. January 11, 2014 11:02 am

    That is a really gorgeous blanket! Looks so soft and cosy.


    • January 11, 2014 11:45 am

      Heather – not so soft, most of the wool is Icelandic and it is quite hairy. Feels like the old blankets we had at the cottage when I was a kid. Very cozy.


  4. January 10, 2014 9:26 pm

    I love Blankets and that one is beautiful! So much handspun!


    • January 10, 2014 10:52 pm

      Renee’ – I don’t spin wool much anymore and am so happy to be using some of it up – there is still a cupboard full!


      • January 16, 2014 12:25 am

        It is has been on my mind to ask, just for clarification. Are spinning more of something else now instead of wool? Or is it simply less spinning going on?


      • January 16, 2014 7:30 am

        Renee’ – there seems to be much more happening in spinning in the last few years and many different fibres are easily available – silk, cotton, llama/alpaca and wonderful blends of these fibres


  5. January 10, 2014 3:32 pm

    Just beautiful. I’m still looking for a local weaving class. SIgh.


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