Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Spool's Day

I have been hanging out here of late so this blog is a bit neglected.
These are the bobbins and thrums left over from my last 2 pieces of weaving for Meg's April Spool's day. Join us and show what is on your spools/bobbins/quills/pirns.

I will try to come back and let you know what has been happening at this weaving place soon.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A day in the life of looms

On the first day of the new year, Meg had been posting what's on your loom. This is my second time to participate in this. Once every few years, I have the opportunity to spend Christmas and New Year at home and get to weave in the new year.
So here are my looms:

KaTe has a 2/20 silk warp with weft Kasuri being woven. I have finished the first piece and am contemplating the second design. The wefts are being wound, then binding and dyeing to follow.
KaTe: Thorp 8 shaft countermarche
Chibi has a 150-thread black cotton pre-wound warp ready for Amy to come over on Friday to do some weaving. She had woven her own fabric before for her mum to make into an Arrietty bag.
Chibi: Saori SX60 2 shaft folding loom
Primo also has a 150-thread black cotton pre-wound warp ready for Ellen to have a go at weaving. I have set the loom on its stand so that it works with the peddles, like a floor loom.
Primo: Ashford 8 shaft table loom with stand
I will have to catch up on some blog posts but I have also been spending time here.
In the meantime, happy new year and happy weaving.