I was a happy weaver with my Leclerc Nilus jack 4-shaft loom: this loom is a workhorse, and a very versatile. I wove fine silk scarves, rag rugs, gigantic table cloth, and yards and yards of the baby wraps. However, as I was getting a foothold in the baby wrap weaving world, I realized that … More A new loom (yes to hearts!)
I am surfing the web looking on how to weave with a flying shuttle. A theoretical interest at the moment, but will become a practical one. One day. So, anyway, I googled, watched the YouTube videos, and googled a bit more. And found a priceless statement that I cannot keep to myself (Master Weaver, Nov-Dec … More A flying shuttle – a corruption of a pure craft
And now the warp is wound. Time to thread!
Here how I put the warp from the bobbins to the back beam of the loom: from the bobbins stand to tension box to the back beam.
The first step in any new weaving project, after planning and securing the yarn, is winding the warp. The warp is the yarn that serves as the basis for weaving. It is put on a loom (the loom is dressed) and only after that the fabric creation can start. As I have the sectional warp … More And to a new project
Yay! The kitties are delighted about new sleeping place. I will finish the edges this week and wash both rugs on the weekend. The original idea was that the rugs will be fully washable.
Quite happy with my saori rug progress! I wove 55 cm (22 inch) so far and I think that I have enough thread for a full metre (a bit more than a yard). That would make it a nice balanced size rug. After that, although I have warp for approx 3 metres (3 yards), I’ll … More Saori rug process
Instagram is my learning and inspiration place for weaving. This time I found a couple of Japanese ladies posting interesting weaving that looked kinda like tapestry, but very abstract. Both weavers have 2-shaft looms, as evidenced in their Instagram accounts, and I knew that with 2 shafts it is not possible to weave such mosaic … More Saori rugs
If I come across a weaver in Instagram, I follow them. I like seeing what others are working on, how they do it, and learning from others. I also take snapshots of interesting things and file them under “Inspiration”. Recently I finished weaving placemats that were inspired by two weavers from completely different parts of … More Colour checkers placemats: making of
When I first walked in the weaving studio, I was stunned by alien and intimidating things that occupied the space. Something that looked like an umbrella skeleton in one corner, three or four square frames that obviously can rotate in the aisles, and above all – lots of large wooden frames with some complex looking thingies … More The Silky Weave: behind the scene – why this blog?