Sunday, February 28, 2016

Supervised Weaving



Miss Pepper has finally grown into her supervisory role in my weaving studio.  I work and she sleeps with an occasional break for throwing her ball or playing with one of her many squeaky toys.  Although we still miss our beloved Old English Sheepdog Mr. Sam Wise Gamgee - Peps has adjusted to her new role admirably.


I used the 8 shaft Stickler pattern of Octogons to weave some cotlin towels.  The traditional Swedish colors of grey, black and red led themselves nicely to this pattern.


Using a marled dark navy blue and black cotlin yarn brings out the texture of the weaving draft.

Back to the looms!

Happy Weaving.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Twas Twills


To be precise twas Edward Worst's twills that I decided to play with on my newest loom.   Wish I could remember where I bought this colonial blue organic cotton, it weaves up nicely and I adore this color paired with the natural beige warp threads.



This the reverse side of the twill pattern shown above.  I find both sides of this draft equally interesting.  Here I used bleached white cotlin for the weft threads.


A brighter navy blue cotlin yarn was used in this version of the towel.  Can you tell I like blue?

Back to the looms!

Happy Weaving.
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