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
I have been asked twice recently about tsumugi silk. Well, the short answer is that tsumugi (紬) is a yarn spun from the silk waste, with nubs and some unevenness. Not shiny, but has a good grip – excellent choice for a weft if you’re thinking about a baby wrap, a shawl, or a scarf. … More Tsumugi silk – what is that?
I remember my first weaving lesson like it was yesterday. I came to a weaving studio early, walked into a large, cavernous room full of mysterious equipment, and realized that I know nothing about what will happen next. Other newbies entered the room, and we just stood there, after brief shy introductions, not knowing what … More Winging it!
This is a name of a cool weaving website. I read it, and like it, but the name puzzled me a bit. Dust bunnies, in my mind, are the sign of neglect and lost interest. Why would anyone choose such a sad reference for their blog? And ony after a period of very active weaving … More Dust bunnies under my loom
I love overshot. I even like weaving with two shuttles, the essential part of making overshot, as I can’t stop being fascinated by the intricate patterns I can make with just 4-shaft loom. I am currently reading archive of Handwoven, and I run across an article than opened like this: Many weavers are secret expansionists. … More Overshot weaving: table runners
Or do they? Enter bottle cork. Way back when I was in school, we learned how to crochet a mushroom pin cushion. Besides learning to avoid crocheting at all costs, I also learned that soft pin holders are cute but not practical. For many years since I kept my needles in their original boxes. Not … More Things that don’t belong in the weaving world (part 2)
Or do they? Enter bolts. Free of grease and dirt, unused in their direct purpose. Yet quite handy for yours truly, to be used as weights for mended warp threads (cause: a knot or a broken thread). And also to even out a tension in an individual thread, if yours truly was not careful winding … More Things that don’t belong in the weaving world
Yay! Added the pages with the placemats that I currently have in stock, description and all that. If you want to buy them or get more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Orange / white / blue placemats Colourful placemats