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.
This week we had two major snow storms. A power black-out for 14 hours, and a day and a half of workout with a snow shovel. And a series of excellent backdrops for a silk cardigan that a very skilled friend of mine knitted a year ago. I have been wearing it a lot, and … More Snow and a silk cardigan
When you see a label on a garment “100% silk”, what does it tell you? Other than content, not much about silk grade and type. If you see something like “Mulberry silk”, is that more information? Yes, but that only talks about type of silk. What about “bourette”? This is definitely silk grade, but not … More Understanding silk
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?