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

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

transparency

The warp and weft are gray 22/2 Cottolin. The graphic is fingering weight wool. I'm using an Ashford Rigid Heddle loom with a 15 dpi reed.

I really like the process and the gauzy effect. I plan to do more of this.

This is the reverse of a transparency I'm weaving. I'm using Cottolin for the warp and weft and wool for the cartoon. I'm doing this on a rigid heddle loom. It's a rather enjoyable process. I like working sheer. This will be a curtain for my bathroom. #we

I am weaving my first transparent fabric. I'm using an Ashford rigid heddle loom. The yarn is 22/2 Cottolin with a 15 dent reed. I am going to do some inlays. I don't know what yet. Maybe clouds or simple blocks. A palm frond would be nice. We'll see. :)

Also, I bought a 25 dpi reed for my Glimakra loom.

25 dent reed This is going to make for much finer fabric. I'm currently working with a 10 dent reed. #thewoolery #woolery #weaversofinstagram #glimakra #glimåkra

And lastly, wool, alpaca, silk from Pittsburgh Knit Crochet Festival; Projects coming soon. :)

Wool, alpaca, silk from Pittsburgh Knit Crochet Festival Projects coming soon. :) #woolyarn #wool #yarn #weaversofinstagram