Saturday, August 13, 2016

and such

A quarter of the year has passed since my last post. I didn't notice and it's likely no one else did. But that's okay.

I have been weaving mostly:

Bailey is 16 years old now, he most likely won't be with us for much longer
My favorite picture of Bailey. :)


This is made with the Ashford Vari-dent reed. There is so much potential with this. I haven't even started with this yet. This reed makes it possible and easy to use any size yarn that the loom can use, super bulky, worsted, lace weight, fingering, etc. At first I didn't like this fabric, but it seriously has grown on me.
variable dent, varied yarns
variable dent, varied yarns

Tea towels!!
various cotton tea towels
various cotton tea towels
various cotton tea towels
diamond tea towels

indigo dyed superwash bulky wool yarn (i know i posted this before)
Bare Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky - Indigo!

throw from above yarn
Handwoven throw

mohair and metal
mohair and metal scarf or cowl



Saturday, April 30, 2016

lately

I haven't posted in a while. I don't think anyone notices as I never promote this site and am not at all consistent with it.

Here are images of lately.

Hubs bought me this great octopus shawl pin. It reminds me of Cthulhu. :) This shawl was the first thing I made on my Ashford rigid heddle loom.

a double weave blanket of sock yarn for a friend, made using two heddles on my ashford rigid heddle loom
woven wool throw

woven wool throw


a very wide shawl of yarn leftover from other projects
waffle weave shawl

waffle weave shawl

waffle weave shawl


cotton and cottolin tea towels, these are made using three heddles on my Ashford rigid heddle loom
so early in and already an error
Crackle weave sample, I really love this draft.

crackle weave tea towels

crackle weave tea towels


I am making a blanket (using two heddles for double weave) for a gift, I am also dyeing yarn for the first time, I used indigo

Bare Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky

Bare Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky - Indigo!

Weaving with the indigo dyed Andes superwash wool. This is doubleweave so it's twice as wide as the loom.

And Margarent Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake, it's eggless and if you bake, you most likely have all the ingredients. It's a fun cake when you need something with ingredients on hand. I was surprised at how moist, yet sturdy it is. But for some reason, I decided to drown it in glaze. It has a moat.

Margaret Fox's Amazon chocolate cake

Sunday, January 10, 2016

my first double wide double heddle throw blanket

This is my first finished project of the year. I am destashing (my stash is a joke compared to many people). This is a mix of worsted, lace and fingering yarns. I wanted a looser weave, so I used the 7.5 dent heddle. The width is about 59" and since it was double weave, no seam. I'm thrilled with that.

I am not thrilled with the mistakes I made. Mostly because I didn't even know they were there until it was off of the loom. But now I have a much better idea of what to watch for.


first doubleweave, double wide

first doubleweave, double wide

first doubleweave, double wide

Thursday, December 24, 2015

I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!