My journey into the world of weaving

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Still weaving

I’m on vacation this week. Part One was spent in Florida; Part Two at home weaving and other fiber activities.

I have woven 30 inches plus now on the doubleweave blanket. I felt a bit rusty for a couple of picks but I am back in the rhythm. I really hope to finish this blanket this week! And of course, I will need a new project. In between weaving picks, I’ll be thinking on that.

I will also be spinning. I am plying the gray alpaca cria with some white wool fiber. When I finish that, all of the gray will have been spun. That may be my next project.

I also need to weave up some bookmarks, having given the last away.

And I need to research a bit of weaving I purchased in Florida. The tag is in Croatian and says it is from the former Yugoslavia. So more on that later.

Good to be home and good to have time to attend to my loom and wheel!

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Fiber updates

The spinning lesson went well. I was pleased that I could actually get spun yarn on the spindle! My spindle is a Louet. Don’t you just love these sheep?


Here I’ve spun a bit:


Following the instructions in the booklet, I learned a Peruvian trick for plying! It was almost a disaster as instead of two clear ends to work from, I had three! but I figured out the right ends for the trick and plyed up a bit.
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