I’ve been bitten by a cottolin bug, I think, as out of the last four projects I wove three of them in cottolin. And that’s what I noticed: the same yarn dyed in different colors has different softness and thickness. These differences disappear almost completely after the wet finish, but on a unwashed yarn they … More Colours and softness
Watching the transformation of the woven fabric after wash never stops to amaze me. It is a huge difference in huck and huck lace patterns, but even more so in waffle! Here is a pre- and post-wash pics of my waffle towels.
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?
Look at how the orange stripes are gone in the black and white version! I usually take a bnw photo of yarn when I plan a new project, to understand how the selected threads will blend and work in fabric. I skipped this step here, as I see now, because I would have picked a … More Live and learn
All 865 threads in. And I started slaying the reed! I can now see the orange and blue stripes shaping up.
The first step in any new weaving project, after planning and securing the yarn, is winding the warp. The warp is the yarn that serves as the basis for weaving. It is put on a loom (the loom is dressed) and only after that the fabric creation can start. As I have the sectional warp … More And to a new project