My journey into the world of weaving

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Weaving the second scarf

This scarf has the bamboo for the warp and I’m using the handspun camel as weft.


Not very clear – my phone does not take great pictures.

Here is my loom set up in my new home:


And if you look hard in this one, you can see my cat Rozzie behind the glass door:



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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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Weaving is smooth

And it’s true. This is a sweet little piece. 13 inches wide and abour 45 inches in length so far. Plain weave and using all handspun for warp and weft. Not sure what this will be. A scarf? Maybe if there is enough I can make a little vest from it.


Inventoried what I have. I bought a bunch of different fiber in the summer. What I did today was match what I bought with a pattern. So I have at least 3 projects lined up. Probably all on my Tools.

I want to do another double weave blanket on the Norwood sometime.

Now to get back into the spinning groove too.

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New project – placemats

I am preparing the warp of the new project – placemats. I am using 3/2 unmercerized cotton for the warp and the same plus some 3/2 mercerized cotton for the weft. The pattern comes from Handwoven, November-December 2009.

Before I can start that on the loom, I have to get the handspun scarves off. I have finished one and am half way done with the second. The weft of the second scarf is gray alpaca. I had toyed with the idea of mixing in some other yarn but I like the overall muted look of the gray. It looks cozy!

I’ll get some weaving done this morning but then I am off to cross-country ski with my niece!