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the satisfaction of finishing

February 18, 2018

finished at last

there are the same number of weft shots no matter what the warped width is

in this case a finished length of 6 yards 4 inches

at 36 ends per inch = 7,920 throws of the shuttle

while weaving, the length is marked with a coloured thread

one colour for 18 inches

a different colour for yards with a knot tied in the thread for each yard

now to finish the boro stitching and find an appropriate backing fabric

the wedge weave tapestry (5″x 6″) is finished also – I like it sideways

it is the nature of wedge weave to produce scalloped selvedges

five different dye pots of various lichens

gave a range of warm browns

and now, instead of a large bag of dried lichens in the dye stash

there are five skeins of dyed handspun in the yarn stash

that’s a win because the yarn was always in the stash

the last skein sampled has gone into the leftover cochineal pot for a little variety

not ready until tomorrow – and then a good clean-up!


6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2018 8:25 am

    Your wedge weave pieces are stunning.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    February 20, 2018 4:39 am

    de-stashing in a very positive way! i remember when i discovered lichen magic. isn’t it great? and i like the wedge tapestry, too.


    • February 20, 2018 7:39 am

      Velma – de-stashing seems to be an endless cycle. Don’t know why I didn’t try wedge weave years ago.


  3. February 19, 2018 3:48 am

    Progress on so many fronts. The checked fabric is so satisfying in its simplicity and I like the wedge piece on its side, too–lots of energy!


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