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
That is Nadine, in her Stone Plum shawl And that’s what she thinks about it: It is so happened that the current instant fashion trend does not sit well with me. Just when I start liking something – it is either falls apart or falls out of fashion. And start all over again, with 20 … More Customers’ voice: Stone Plum shawl review
One warp can become a lot of rectangular items: a baby wrap, a loop scarf, or a shawl. This shawl is woven in diamond weave variation. 2/3 are woven with blue silk and 1/3 – with maroon ramie. And this is a close-up shot of my shawl pin that I use to wear my shawls. … More Wedding Bouquet collection, shawl #6
My very good friend is also a very good knitter. She knits gloves, sweaters and socks for me, and I weave scarves and shawls for her. And every time we talk about a new project, we are surprised to see how much of exchange of ideas happens between weaving and knitting worlds. Many a thing … More Making of: inlay shawls with ginkgo leaves
I have heard different answers to that. Some weavers would say that understanding a draft for the project is difficult, some mentioned handling a second warp. Others – tying the treadles or getting a clean shed. Non-weavers usually reply that the whole thing looks overwhelming. And they all are right, of course. Each of us … More What is the most difficult part in weaving?