Sunday, February 2, 2014

Finished Blanket and Clothing yardage

I finished the blanket. It turned out better than I thought it would. The central panel was woven with more PPI thank the outer panels and better tension and so when I stitched them together there were puckers on both sides. After washing, which I did by trampling in hot soapy water in the bathtub until I thought it had fulled enough, the puckers went mostly away. Z has the blanket on him most evenings. I love the hand and drape of it, and I love that I was able to use up some stash, though not nearly enough:)
Before finishing:
After finishing:
I focused on knitting and spinning for a week after finishing this, but then began to get weavey hands and wanted something on my loom so I dug out some wool/mohair and some romney I had in stash and warped it yesterday. Warping was difficult as once I started to wind on things tangled terribly, but I persevered and got it tied on and started weaving. I am so satisfied with the fabric. The slots and holes are double threaded. The warp is fuzzy an sticky and each shed gets cleared with an empty stick shuttle before I throw the weft, but i have the rhythm down and it is going fairly quickly. I have about a yard woven up now. Here is the beginning.
I hope that this can be made into some sort of outerwear for me.
Weaving is fun. Weaving with my own handspun is very fun.


Mama Squirrel said...

Devin, that is just beautiful, as I would expect from you!

I love that it is already loved. Such work deserves to be treated like that.

I was thinking about winding wide direct warps. Some people use multiple pegs. I did that when I warped an almost-full-width project. Look for a KISS for Baby project- maybe under WeaveZine? That author had some great tips.

I always walk away inspired by the quality and quantity of your work. I hope you know how much I appreciate that.

Devin said...

Thanks, Mama Squirrel. Not sure who you are, but I appreciate it!