Sunday, May 20, 2018

things to do and have done

horizons cotton wrap
Overshot cotton wrap

Overshot cotton wrap

Overshot cotton wrap


silks from Habu Textiles
Silks from Habu Textiles


cotton warp / wool weft
Doublewidth cloth, the warp is cotton and the weft is wool, note the looser weave, it will come together wet finishing

Cotton doublewidth cloth after wet finishing, cotton warp wool left

This is the doublewidth cloth after wet finishing.


friendship towels, yarn hand dyed in Guatemala
This is after finishing weaving the friendship towels. They haven't been washed, cut apart and hemmed yet.


tea towels, waffle weave and twill
waffle weave in cotton

one of four cotton towels

Cotton handwoven fabric, it will be cut into four tea towels

beautiful Noro yarn on a rigid heddle loom
Weaving with Noro on a rigid heddle loom. This is a scarf or shawl ~13" x 82" . There were a few broken warps, but it wasn't  too bad.  I used the Noro silk sock yarn and a variable dent reed of about half and half 5 and 7.5 dent.  Like many or  most peop

Weaving with Noro on a rigid heddle loom. This is a scarf or shawl ~13" x 82" . There were a few broken warps, but it wasn't  too bad.  I used the Noro silk sock yarn and a variable dent reed of about half and half 5 and 7.5 dent.  Like many or  most peop

crochet mittens - these are wooly and warm
crocheted mittens before wet finishing (my first)


overshot - I beat a little to hard here.
Overshot


wonderful 8 harness waffle weave (i know this was in the previous post, but i love waffle weave)
Yay, a lemon ice waffle weave towel is off of the loom. Next is washing and hemming. Dimensions are 47" x 22". This will shrink a lot, 33 - 36 inches in length and 24 - 26 inches in width. I really like this structure.  #glimåkra #glimakra #waffleweave #w

wet finished "lemon ice" waffle weave towel, it's so nice and squishy!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

more and more weaving this year

I'm still not weaving great things, but what I am weaving is improving. I can't complain about that! :)

note: i want to apologize for the awful images, i can't seem to get it right lately

such beautiful yarn from a family owned mill in Florence sold by Gist Yarns, it's linen cotton blend (the yellow is 100% cotton Bluegrass Mills from The Woolery)
linen cotton

waffle weave on 8 shafts



waffle weave lemon ice towels spa set for my friend - the wet finished towels are wonderfully 'squishy' and absorbent
waffle weave on 8 shafts

waffle weave on 8 shafts

Yay, a lemon ice waffle weave towel is off of the loom. Next is washing and hemming. Dimensions are 47" x 22". This will shrink a lot, 33 - 36 inches in length and 24 - 26 inches in width. I really like this structure.  #glimåkra #glimakra #waffleweave #w

wet finished "lemon ice" waffle weave towel, it's so nice and squishy!

ten towels on one warp, sorry so blurry
I've finished the 10 plain weave cotton towels on one warp. Some of my selvedges are a bit rough here. But they looked better after washing.


cream wools and wool blends (silk, bamboo, some beaded
Ten yards of mostly wool


crackle weave (Jamtlandsvav)
Crackle weave

Crackle weave


overshot baby blanket from Tom Knisely's book
Overshot


grab bag from luntatic Fringe yarns
Mercerized cotton

color weaving


warp, AmercanMaid color grown cotton
warping

crackle weave, from Handwoven Jan / Feb 2018


deflected doubleweave instructions from David Xenakis
doubleweave on my Ashford rigid heddle loom, using three heddles


Tencel is slippery and so easy to work with - a promise of spring twill scarf
"a promise of spring" tencel shawl, I never thought I would enjoy stripes so much.

"a promise of spring" tencel shawl, I never thought I would enjoy stripes so much.

"a promise of spring" tencel shawl, I never thought I would enjoy stripes so much.

"a promise of spring" tencel shawl, I never thought I would enjoy stripes so much.
broken warp, I had too much weight on the floating selvedges
broken warp


winding and chaining warp fusing Mayan Hands cotton yarn for towels - the yarn is dyed botanically
new cotton warp from Guatemala

new cotton warp from Guatemala




Tuesday, January 02, 2018

it's a

new year, I hope it brings beauty and enlightenment. But I think those are things we have to get for ourselves aren't they? :)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

weaving four layers (double width x 2) 😉

I've finally done the four layer weave that I've been thinking about for ages. It wasn't bad. As with all things, you just have to think about it and pay attention.
Many of these images are quite blurry, sorry about that. I didn't notice at the time.

I've posted images of the threading, tie-up and treadling at the end of this post. (scroll down)

Weaving the layers:
Layer 1, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 2, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 3, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 4, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 4, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 3, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 2, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 1, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Width in loom:
four layers on an eight shaft loom

More images on the loom:
four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

Images off of the loom
I had the treadling wrong for the third layer. As you can see, there was no weaving.
Quadruple width weaving, as you can see, the third layer was tied-up incorrectly. I had the third shaft lifting for both for both picks. Funny I didn't notice it until I wove a few inches. This is done on an 8 shaft countermarche loom.  Anyway, I've been

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

Here are the images for the threading, tie up and treadling.
four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom