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works in progress

January 25, 2023

and so the days stitch on

page one (on the left) is finished and page two just started

the background fabric for page 2 is a sample from a workshop several years ago

I’m trying hard to use the scraps as they come and not neaten then up – will see how long that lasts

a center square of the spun and dyed “nasty” wool is taking shape

another row around the outside is almost woven ready to stitch

I’ve almost run out of the original wool and have resorted to digging through the stash

as they are all natural dyes most of the colours are good together

and I could top dye some if necessary

the weight of some yarns is not heavy enough so I’m weaving with two yarns together

the very fine yarn is a 2 ply novelty boucle I enjoy spinning – it adds some texture

to make the blanket a reasonable size there will need to be one more outside round – 28 squares

finding enough yarn may be a problem – more spinning and dyeing??

stay tuned


6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2023 1:49 pm

    Those natural dye colours are marvellous together; the pinks make everything pop, but gently!


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    January 26, 2023 3:38 am

    The pink works well with the other colours and I like the idea of a textured yarn. It will be a lovely blanket.


  3. January 25, 2023 6:56 pm

    I love your patchwork of squares. How large are they, individually?


    • January 25, 2023 10:12 pm

      Sue – it has been fun working with the colours, not what it usually work with. My pin loom is advertised as 4 inches but when the woven square is removed from the tension it is more like 3.75 inches.


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