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.
Luckily, only on one shaft. Oh well, happens to the best of us.
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.