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loose ends

August 14, 2016

the loom is bare again

at least this time I know what to weave nextP1100308four Monk’s Belt cushion covers

handspun wool on a cottolin warp

they need stitching and cushion forms

the reverse side is a surprise

just managed to squeeze out a cotton tea towel

on the end of the warp

P1100310using up the odd bits of yarn on a dozen bobbins

there will be a tea towel exchange at Treadle Lightly

the 2017 ANWG Conference in Victoria

in keeping with the theme of the conference it is suggested

weavers use up odd yarns

my students are finished, they were happy and enthusiastic – I will miss them

P1100270after finishing her scarf Kate had fun playing with colours and treadlings

P1100298 the time came to cut it off

P1100300Joan wasn’t quite finished so we collapsed the loom

it is going to Salt spring Island for a short stay

P1100306I absolutely do not need to add to my yarn stash

but I can’t stop spinning

red Eri silk – no dyeing needed

 it is incredibly beautiful

off to wind a warp!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    August 16, 2016 6:35 am

    i wonder about how to measure a weaver’s life (re: susan johnson). in warps, wefts, stitches…individual fibers?


    • August 16, 2016 7:47 am

      Velma – yes, I think of that all the time. A strong, plain warp or multi colour and fibre; plain weave or complex weave structure; blended fibres or the same for both warp and weft; loom controlled or finger manipulated. So many choices. You could weave shades of one colour, changing patterns for celebrations or “bumps in the road”. And then there are broken warp threads… Choices, choices? It would be an interesting group project, to see how different each piece would be.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:32 pm

    oh, goodness, that silk!!!


  3. August 15, 2016 5:59 am

    love the red eri.can’t have another yarn related craft so leaving spinning to you.know you’ll spin a beauty.


  4. August 15, 2016 4:03 am

    Finishing and starting, endings and beginnings! It all looks so good . . .


  5. August 14, 2016 9:03 pm

    Your multicolored tea towel looks great. The colors really harmonize nicely. I bought some red eri, but I haven’t spun it yet. I’m waiting for the temperature to drop some (100+ F here right now) The color is so beautiful…can’t wait!


    • August 14, 2016 9:36 pm

      Kristin -hot here too but still spinning on my Jenkin’s kuchulu, very fine. Only have 30 gms., want to get as much length as possible.


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