My journey into the world of weaving

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More on new project

This is a project to use up some of my stash. The warp is bamboo (left over from the baby blanket) and the weft will be alpaca and camel mixes! I’m taking on a plain weave. This was challenge enough!

I have threaded the heddles…it took a moment of consideration. I am so rusty! But it’s becoming smoother and smoother. Next is sleying the reed. I’ll update. This feels good!

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Weaving in the new home

I am beginning my first project in the new home! Only took 8 months! but I had been thinking about this one for a bit.

I am very rusty. I had to sit and think about the whole process of dressing the loom but I think I am getting it now. Project is beaming fairly smoothly – I’ll get that done today I am sure.

I need to do an errand but I’ll be back to work on this and maybe watch the Olympics at the same time!

Thanks for reading – it’s good to be back.


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Scarf off the loom!

Off the loom, the scarf measures 68 inches in length, 7.5 inches width, and the fringe is 8 inches. I am of course expecting shrinkage! I am expecting the finished scarf to be 60 inches in length, 6 inches wide, and fringe to be 6 inches. Fulling will tell!

I am liking both sides. It is a weft dominant weaving so the Mango Moon is strong on one side. On the other, the warp shows more. Which I thought was more reddish but it really kind of looks brownish. The two sides really look different too – almost looks like I wove two scarves!

Mango moon scarf

I know who I am giving this to and I think she’ll be appreciative! But more, I think she will like it!