There are many, many ways to dye a yarn: immersion, hand-painting, dipping, to think of the most popular ones. All of them can be done any time of year. However, snow-dyeing is, obviously, tied to a particular season – when we have snow. Snow-dyeing is one of the most unpredictable methods of dyeing in terms … More Snow-dyeing yarn
I posted about a shawl with cottolin weft, and now let me show the tencel weft on the same warp, with a different weaving pattern. And what a difference in drape that tencel gives! This is the first time I wove a shawl with tencel, and I think that I will be reaching more for … More Iridescence, part 2
I was very intrigued every time when I run across a photo or a post about iridescence weaving, showing gorgeous shawls and scarves. As it turned out, those weavers used the techniques developed by Marian Stubenitsky, whose book “Weaving with Echo and Iris” I got February this year. And, armed with the knowledge, I started working on … More Iridescence
Last week my friend sent me pictures of a visitor wrap. Not just a visitor wrap, but a wrap which inspired “Lindavia” collection. The wrap in question is “Smaug” by Pig & Pepper. And my friend, who ordered the Lindavia custom, and who suggested the snow-dye and then drove the design, was very excited … More Lindavia and Smaug
A lovely piece, woven in a pattern I have not tried before, on hand-painted warp and a natural while Seasilk.
“Into the sunset” collection is woven on hand-painted mercerized cotton. This is the second time when I paint the warp after putting it on the loom. This wrap is woven with silk / baby camel weft, in natural colour and hearts weave pattern. And this beauty is 300 GSM.
I have been experimenting with painting a white warp after I put it on the loom. Here is a piece from Tabula Rasa collection, started as a white cottolin warp: And this is a piece from “Into the sunset collection”, where I aimed for a gradient transition from indigo to white: