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twists and turns

December 6, 2017

working on the tapestry

one of my challenges is to use handspun yarn

searching through years of spinning for wool yarn the correct thickness

has produced an embarrassment of richesspun over a period of many years they are not all compatible

in the first white rows the yarn is too tightly twisted and doesn’t pack in nicely

the second white space is a different yarn – a blend of Icelandic wool and silk – it is almost too soft

and I’m still spinning the silk hankies

with one skein finished and more to do – the singles were plied with a very fine  reeled silk

when weaving, changing the weft colour in each new block was time consuming

 now weaving with only one weft – beige on the bottom and then red

this shows the progression of the three different treadlings

last but not least  – this is 9 week old Bentley – and son James

sorry the picture is a little blurry but Bentley doesn’t stay still for even a minute

he is a tri-colour border collie, a bundle of joy

I’m feeling a bit like Bentley – too many things to explore!


6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2017 9:38 am

    That’s a great way to use up those little balls of handspun yarn that accumulate in baskets! Lovely weaving and enjoy your new canine buddy.


    • December 8, 2017 11:01 am

      Judy – the stash is never ending!. Bentley belongs to James and family, he only comes to visit.


  2. December 7, 2017 4:30 am

    You’re doing a fine job, exploring all these different directions! I want to cuddle that puppy!


  3. vdbolyard permalink
    December 6, 2017 2:22 pm

    oh, sorry to only talk dogs, jean, but bently is beautiful! he looks like he will be a good best friend.


    • December 6, 2017 4:45 pm

      Velma – Gilbert (also a border collie) went to doggie heaven and his family were missing him not least of all the cat, Mia. She is not sure this bouncy new friend is to her liking. Isn’t he beautiful? It is so wonderful to have a puppy – especially when he goes home,so far he has been very good.


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