Sunday, January 15, 2012

Roses and Hearts

Lest you think I have been ignoring my looms - may I present 3 table runners and the very beginning of a towel warp.

First up are the table runners.  As you can see they are fresh out of the washer and dryer and have yet to be ironed, hemmed and finished.

On runner number one I used Jaggerspun merino wool as the weft, it is a dark burgundy color I really like.

Runner number two's weft is a 5/2 mercerized cotton in colonial blue.

Runner number three's weft is a blend of bright red merino, silk and sterling silver.  Not sure if you can actually see the silver glints in the photo, in person they show up beautifully.

Here is a closer shot of the merino, silk and silver blend - hopefully you can just see the silver glints in the yarn.

Currently I am working on these towels for a custom order request.  Decided to weave them in white cotlin with a dark red mercerized cotton as pattern weft.  Summer and winter is always fun to weave and it goes quite fast.

Close up of the summer and winter heart pattern.  The background is actually a pure white, not sure why the camera makes is took so yellowish.  Found the pattern in HW it is a 8 shaft pattern, had to make a correction to the draft - shaft number 7 was not shown correctly on the draw down - I made a correction and now everything is weaving the way it should.

Winter is finally upon us here at our little homestead and we are enjoying the snow.  We are keeping busy with painting and remodeling in our new house and are looking forward to spring getting here.  I have big plans for a huge garden and my very first chicken coop.  Along with all these plans we are hoping to start a vineyard and hopefully find the time to build a fence around our pastures so I can either aquire some sheep or possibly some alpaca.  Lots of things going on around here - got to love it.

Happy Weaving!