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weaving away

November 7, 2018

the studio tour went well

Saturday it poured with rain all day and there were lots of people

West coasters are used to being wet

Sunday the sun was shining and not many people – maybe they all went to the beach

sales were about half what I usually get

I managed to finish weaving 2 tea towels

now I just want to finish the warp

towel number 3 is red with a colourful border

another tapestry finished

this is the one for November

handspun wool and silk, all natural dyes

only one more to complete my commitment for one each month of 2018

what’s next? – definitely not Santa

warping Rebecca Mezoff and Sarah Swett’s Fringeless technique

requires that you have three different, connected warps

an auxiliary/temporary warp on the top and bottom of the actual warp

the white is the actual woven warp and the blue is the top temporary warp

after weaving tightly to the very top

you stitch the final row of weft through the loops of the actual warp

then take it all off – voila! you have 4 selvedges

there are some disadvantages—

it takes time to warp, you can’t make it bigger or small than the initial warp measurements

and you can’t go on and weave a second small piece

but – the edges are all finished neatly when you take it off the loom

all the lovely Merino/silk blend is spun

I’m trying not to rush out and buy more right away

4 Comments leave one →
  1. randi j winters permalink
    November 8, 2018 8:17 am

    I so enjoy your blog and seeing your process, one stitch at a time, really inspires me all the time…thanks so much!

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  2. November 8, 2018 3:23 am

    I like how you’re always curious, always learning something new.

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    • November 8, 2018 8:22 am

      Kerry – exploring new ideas is what keeps me going, I would never survive as a production weaver.

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