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August 26, 2015

P1070440garden rewards

the freezer is full of flowers – time to get dyeing

P1070443handspun silk dyed with rhubarb root

the top skein dyed in the exhaust bath

more root added for the bottom skein – much brighter

P1070467the same two skeins

the bright yellow one was topped dyed in the cochineal/lac exhaust pot

P1070457I wanted to try the crackle weave/honeycomb treadling

using rags for the heavy outline thread

but it didn’t work

the white here is 4/8 cotton

P1070465the cells are linen, cotton and a boucle

six shuttles – it is going to take some time and patience!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2015 9:25 am

    Well, spiders have six legs. One shuttle with each leg and you are good to go. Just carrying on the tradition.


    • August 27, 2015 9:30 am

      Alice – they’re everywhere, new spider webs every morning – it’s that time of year – I walked face first into one yesterday! Think they are coming to get me!


  2. August 27, 2015 4:11 am

    SIX shuttles?! OMG–I can barely manage two! Still, what an interesting effect!


    • August 27, 2015 6:28 am

      Kerry – you can weave this structure with just two, a heavy outline and one cell colour. The added colours just add interest.


  3. August 27, 2015 1:17 am

    6-wow! doing 2 and it’s petty slow. the colors of the silk skeins sing.


    • August 27, 2015 6:33 am

      Neki – I use 2 shuttles most of the time, I’ve never considered speed as a component of weaving. It’s all pretty slow! Same with the spinning.


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