Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Weaving again

Those yarns I ordered.... I have wound my warp, the warp is wound on the back beam and now I'm threading heddles.

I made lots of mistakes as I started before the cat died and my concentration was not good then, nor for a few days after. It's improving. It's good to have a very interesting project. I'm taking photos and will have a report on this in the next week or so.

My project is to weave the sample blanket from Janet Phillip's book Designing Woven Fabrics. This has several different twill threadings across the width of the fabric, used with different treadling patterns down the length so you get lots of sample squares in the one piece, and you can learn about combining two or more twills in one piece of weaving, as well as seeing how the different patterns look and compare.

I have been learning lots and am very excited about this project, it's stretching me already, I have had to work out how to do things I have never done before. I am so excited to be making a sampler that is a tool for design will take me to the next stage in my weaving. I am developing an idea of what sort of weaving interests me and where I am going. I keep eyeing up different yarn and colour combinations from the stash around my workshop and thinking "this plus that... mmm". Now I am not worrying about having a growing yarn stash... I see it turning into a fabric stash soon!


Peg in South Carolina said...

Welcome back! And your last paragraph is a delight to read.

Louisa said...

Yay! I'm glad weaving is becoming really exciting for you! It has so many interesting areas to explore. And yet another stash to buy! Tools and equipment too. No end to the delights.

Leigh said...

I will be very interested in this. Designing is something I definitely don't have a handle on. One of these days I really need to try and approach it intelligently. Just not today :)

ra said...

Been catching up with peoples blogs and just read about your cat. I'm so sorry. I remember how I was when my Dotty went.

Helen said...

Glad you are getting back into doing some weaving.