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winding on

April 1, 2015

the warp is cotton and linen

two different weights and as you can see, several colours

P1060626the blocks vary in size and I deliberately rotate the colours

the red appears only in every other block repeat

it has taken too much time – to wind the warp, to thread and to get to the weaving

not hours – DAYS!

with several small mistakes that needed correcting

it has been frustrating

P1060629I really like how the colours mix

and it has a nice texture for towels

the same 10 harness double two-tie structure as the previous tea towels

P1060630the weft is a commercial boucle that was dyed with indigo

possibly not 100% cotton as the two yarns took the dye differently

now I have to weave slowly as there won’t be time to put another warp on before the Studio Tour

I’ll just dig weeds between rain showers

P1060616you can almost stand and watch the rhododendron flowers open

P1060623the bay tree is covered in blooms

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2015 12:23 am

    Have always liked red white and blue. Very pretty.


    • April 3, 2015 8:28 am

      Myra – it’s a little too patriotic for my taste but a white weft for the next one should make a difference.


  2. April 2, 2015 3:28 pm

    “Now I have to weave slowly as there won’t be time to put another warp on”–is this because you hate to have an empty loom? I have been SO frustrated lately–wanting to get on with weaving but not fitting it in. Keep posting photos of those flowers!


    • April 2, 2015 5:38 pm

      Kerry – I have to have a good working warp on the loom for my Studio Tour April 18-19, can’t just finish this warp and be in the middle of warping another. My loom is seldom empty for more than 2 or 3 days. Many of the home floor looms in Japan have several back beams so you can wind several warps in advance – the trick is to keep good notes and not forget what you planned to weave.


  3. April 2, 2015 7:53 am

    I nominate you as queen of color mixing on the loom.


  4. April 2, 2015 6:49 am

    Oh lovely lovely, but CAN you weave slowly???


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