Parts 1, 2, and 3 After seeing dark and really light colours in weft, I decided to try white silk. I also added pale green at the end of this sample, just for fun. Here are the results, and what can I say? I love silk in all grades and colours.
Part 1 and part 2 Now, let’s play with the cobalt blue and another variegated yarn. The blue is 10/2 mercerized cotton in Nassau, and variegated is bourette with fuchsia, orange, pink, yellow and purple. Really dark colour weft really works with this warp. And variegated weft works too – both add intensity to … More Wedding Bouquet project: selecting a weft, part 3
Part 1 Now let’s have a look at the intense and dark weft, like dark purple, and compare it to a variegated weft, where I used yellow, turquoise, fuchsia, magenta and purple. Dark purple is thick bourette silk and the variegated weft is thin spun Mulberry silk. It looks to me that dark weft allows … More Wedding Bouquet project: selecting a weft, part 2
The lovely hand-painted silk is now on the loom, and the question my customers face: what yarn, which colour and which pattern to choose? I run the samples at the beginning of most projects to ease answering it. So, let’s start with plain weave and hearts weave, in light gold silk weft and pale purple … More Wedding Bouquet project: selecting a weft, part 1
Finally managed to get in one time and space a bit of sunshine, my goodies, a camera and myself, to tie the pictures of the projects I have finished recently. Here is the link to Etsy posting. I also did a set of bracelets that started their life as ad paraphernalia, but with mohair and … More Yay! New listings in my Etsy shop!
And I am not talking about religion here. Ask a weaver this question, and they will understand you immediately. A temple, or a stretcher, is used to prevent the edges of the weaving to curl up while weaving. I don’t like using the temple, as it slows me down, but my current project is so … More Have you used a temple?
Finally weaving 🙂 The waffle pattern is visibly 3D, as expected.