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Recycled Sari Yarn Makes Sorry Warp

October 29th 2011

I’ve had some recycled sari silk yarn which I dyed back in June.  I hadn’t been too sure what I was going to do with it.  I almost tried putting it on my rigid heddle last weekend; I’m glad I didn’t.  Right before I started warping, I took a real close look at it and […]

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How much does a weaving cost?

October 18th 2011

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on the true cost of a weaving. At this point, there are nine (9) more posts planned, each tackling a separate topic about the true costs behind handwoven goods. Materials Design Preparation — before weaving Weaving Finishing Preparation for Sale Shipping Tools Learning I envision this […]

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Miracle Alpaca and Tencel Finished

October 17th 2011

Here’s what the “boyfriend” scarf looks like. I think it turned out pretty fabulous!  And I have enough yarn left for one more…

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Weekend Weaving

October 10th 2011

I was off for a few days, so I spent time weaving… I wove a couple of pieces for Halloween — they didn’t turn out as long as I’d thought they should, I think they shrunk some in washing. The design was based on Woven His and Hers Scarves With One Warp. These were on […]

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What’s on the Loom: Boa Scarf

September 20th 2011

Currently on the loom I have a silk boa, inspired by a project inspired by Fashions from the Loom, by Betty Beard. It’s amazing how fast these warp and weave — with 2″ of warp and 2 floating selvages 8″ apart, my shuttle pretty much flies.  I expect to finish it tonight.  The one thing […]

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“Joseph” Redux

September 14th 2011

After posting pictures of the  “Joseph” shawl of many colours, I was requested to make a scarf in that same style.  I think in many ways it turned out better than the original — while the colour changes and interplay are not as drastic/distinct, it flows better.  Also, I found myself entering a meditative state […]

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Joseph Shawl Finished

September 7th 2011

Here are some photos of the finished Joseph shawl.  The model is my daughter, Althea.  It turned out rather nice for an experiment! It’s machine washable and can be dried, which has its benefits.  Next time I do something like this I think I might do it with a weighted warp.  Also, that way I […]

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Joseph Shawl (In Progress)

September 4th 2011

A couple of weeks ago I was looking at the Knitter’s Mercantile‘s Blog and saw an entry about a knit-along where they made a “Bermuda Shawl/Scarf“.  Seeing the twisty-curvy bands of colour inspired me to see if I could do something like this woven as a tapestry.  I figured I could attempt to do a loom-shaped […]

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Sometimes breaking “the rules” still works

September 3rd 2011

Somewhere I’d run into someone talking about using a painted yarn in a log cabin weaving in order to have a more subtle pattern.  I thought this was a neat idea and decided to try it with some yarn which Thea and I had dyed. On the loom, I was really disappointed.  I couldn’t see […]

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Historic 3 Shaft Lozenge

June 6th 2011

This pattern is based on an example on p. 150 of Ancient Danish Textiles from Bogs and Burials, by Margrethe Hald.  It has been translated from 4 shafts to 3, resulting in a 2/1 broken twill as opposed to the original 2/2. Why 3 shaft? 3 shafts are still easily accomplished on a rigid heddle […]

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