Archive for the 'weaving' Category

Placemat the First

N asked for placemats like ones E has. hemmed, washed, dried I wove one on my table loom, cut it off, hemmed it, washed it, dried it. It was the right size and it looked similar to what he requested. So I tied the warp back onto the front and started the other three, with […]

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Threading, Interrupted

beamed This is the project that has been sitting on my floor loom since late May. Why since May? Because I hurt my ankle at the beginning of May and I am not able to treadle, so I haven’t spent the time finishing threading my heddles. threading heddles This project is waffle weave towels. I […]

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tablet weaving

tablet weaving I tried tablet weaving a few months ago because I love tablet woven items. I hated tablet weaving though!

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Kumihimo Seminar

One of the two seminars I took at the ANWG Conference was on the topic of kumihimo. The seminar was originally to be taught by Makiko Tada, but unfortunately she had an emergency come up and was not able to teach at the conference. The capable Shirley Berlin stepped in and took over our seminar. […]

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ANWG Conference

Every year I try to take a class or attend a conference on a fiber arts topic. This year I chose to attend the 2013 Northwest Weavers Conference, sponsored by Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds (ANWG). I couldn’t budget (time off + money) for more than two half-day seminars, so I drove up to Bellingham […]

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Slippery Slope

A year ago I bought my first* loom, a new Glimåkra Emilia 50cm rigid heddle. This past weekend I bought my fourth loom – my first floor loom – a 1970s Glimåkra 100cm Ideal (4S/6T). my handsome loom I’m waiting on a shipment from the lovely and responsive people at Glimåkra USA with new heddles, […]

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Birthday Rug

Yesterday was my sister K’s birthday. I made her a looper rug with loopers from Crazy as a Loom. I think she liked it. Despite the Clown Barfiness. 8/4 rug warp in smoky blue, ~200 ends, 8 epi (12 dent reed, threaded 1-1-0). I tried a rag shuttle, ski shuttle, and a long stick shuttle. […]

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Twill Table Runner

The current weaving in progress. table runner My first time using a boat shuttle. It’s very quick. Yarn is Wollmeise. Wollmeise is pretty good for weaving because it almost behaves like a cotton – it’s not stretchy. more patterns I finished one table runner at about 2’10″. The second one I hope I can eke […]

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Houndstooth Scarf

I wove a scarf in a couple of weeks in December. scarf in a tree Then it took me over a month to twist the fringe. fringe But hey. It’s cool. I love the fabric. red yarn is koigu black/grey is plymouth yarn happy feet Misc Stats: sett 12 epi 108 ends + 2 floating […]

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Inkle Oops

During lunch on Monday I warped my inkle loom for a new trial project, letters on 5-block checks. warped, in more than one way After I warped it, I realized that I had accidentally left the tension flap swung in instead of out: oops I had decent sheds though so I thought it would be […]

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