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winter blahs

February 21, 2019

too many things on the go – nothing gets finished

still weaving 8 harness advancing twill

changing weft colours keeps the process interesting

using handspun/natural dyed woolen thrums

tapestry weaving wrist bands/bracelets

two at a time – with a buttonhole slit woven  at the beginning

hoping the wedge weaving, on the left, creates a scalloped edge

sampling on the right for a larger piece in the design stage

spinning hemp in the evenings by the fire

when plied, two small balls gave 60 yards

simmered with a tablespoon of washing soda for an hour

and in plain water for another hour the colour lightened

the water from the first wash was a dark orange/yellow

with a strong, unpleasant smell

my student has reached the weaving stage

coping with a floating selvedge and two shuttles

her hem stitching is very nice – way to go!

now it is off to finish the tea towels

 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2019 12:25 am

    thank you. beaautiful

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  2. February 22, 2019 3:21 am

    When you have so many projects, little gets finished but, on the plus side, you’re unlikely to get bored! Such variety!

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    • February 22, 2019 7:17 am

      Kerry – you are right, I could never be a production weaver – 2 dozen tea towels all the same!!

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  3. February 21, 2019 2:26 pm

    Lovely colours on that first piece, and I much prefer the lighter shade of your ‘bleached’ hemp, a pretty stone/putt/string colour.

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    • February 21, 2019 3:22 pm

      Kate – thank you, I much prefer the “bleached” colour too. Not sure what it will be used for.

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