September 20, 2019 at 8:20 am #95816
Just started online guild earlier this year, and I had a warp on my loom that I had not started to weave. I am trying to finish this so I can get my first sample dressed on my loom. I am loving this throw done with Harrisville Shetland but want to test out the new things I have learned from these online videos. I can’t get my pic to upload.September 9, 2019 at 2:11 am #91440
What a great idea. Well done Sophia (and Grandma)!August 24, 2019 at 8:46 pm #87557
That is amazing, what a great design. I’m sure she will have lots of compliments on her new backpack when she heads back to school.August 19, 2019 at 10:55 am #85646
My 15-year-old granddaughter, Sophia, mentioned in passing that she wanted to weave a small backpack sometime this summer. With 2 weeks left before school starts, we arranged a weekend where this could happen! I picked her up on Friday evening, and set her down with my sketchbook and pencil crayons and asked that she sketch an idea of what she wanted and in what colours. I told her about “Mr.” Fibonacci and how he could help her create a beautiful design. I went with her design and worked out the warp. We had to make an emergency run to a friend to borrow some 8/2 lilac and then came home to work. Sophia was hands-on all the way! By supper the warp was on and ready to weave and she finished weaving before we headed to bed, so we could wash it and let it dry overnight.
We had to do a bit of shopping on Sunday morning to find something that could be her straps and then I got to assembling the bag. I don’t like machine sewing, but I managed to figure out how to sew it together with a lining and attach the straps by hand. She is delighted the first item in her “fashion line” 😉
Because the warp would be so short, I added enough for a scarf, which I’ll weave off for her using some Bambu from my stash.August 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm #85545
I made a set o Asymmetry towels and sent one on its way to my brother.August 14, 2019 at 5:21 am #85272
Sorry. Somehow my system sent two responses.August 14, 2019 at 5:20 am #85271
Oh I really like this look!August 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm #85248
My WIP is a long warp of big tea towels – Log Cabin frame with lace dots in the white middle section.August 13, 2019 at 9:59 am #85102
This is 10/2 cotton. I had it at 18 EPI and 18 PPI. It was actually hard to keep it at 18 PPI even with the lightest beat. And I had it set using an “odd” sett in 10 reed so I did have some lines in the fabric. Those have evened out a bit after washing but I don’t think I would do this iteration again. I do like them for their drape and as picnic napkins they are fine.August 13, 2019 at 9:29 am #85101
Those are just beautiful njwhenry! What sett did you open it up to?August 13, 2019 at 5:08 am #85099
Just finished 4 picnic napkins. After watching the episode on sett I opened the sett for these up a little. They would not be sturdy enough for every day napkins I don’t think. But they match a basket handle I made on my Inkle loom and for a picnic basket they work!August 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm #84808
That looks like a fun project, Kath!August 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm #84767
Overshot scarf on the loom – colours inspired by gorgeous outfits I have seen on Pakistani girls and women in our town.
August 2, 2019 at 7:07 pm #84048
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What’s on, beside & under my loom 🙂
Tea towels in a 2/2 twill, sett at 22 epi/ppi playing with stripes, Fibonacci & zingers in Venne’s 2/8 organic cotton and a kitten. We’ve adopted this little fellow 3 days ago and he totally explored my loom this morning. After his first initial peek at what I was doing while standing on the cat carrier, he was all over the place, top, underneath, warp at the front AND back of the loom, over the treadles, under the treadles, grabbing the treadles cords, watching the shuttle go back and forth, name it, he checked it out. It was very slow cloth weaving. Now to teach him that my loom needs to be left alone, but sure made me smile & laugh, good way to start the day 🙂July 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm #83258
Your confidence will come and don’t feel badly about using a kit! Most of us started out weaving by using patterns from magazines and friends, where all you had to do was buy the yarn! I look forward to watching your weaving world slowly expand!
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