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!
Trying to get noticed 🙂
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