My journey into the world of weaving

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Napkins are half threaded

I am making the Magical Napkin Kit from Lunatic Fringe. This is naturally dyed unmercerized cotton, 10/2.

The challenge of the stripes was that they were uneven – 11 – 13 -11 ends. And then each block has a different threading. I think I made it far more complicated than I needed. So now half way done threading, it is getting easier.


But! This unmercerized 10/2 cotton is so tangly! I did not know but it just thrusts itself into little tangles all the time. So it is a little frustrating and definitely time consuming. But what’s the hurry? It will get done.

And in between my threading stripes, my husband created and put up a display of some of the old weaving tools I have received lately. I love it! I have two more industrial shuttles to display so those will get up on the wall some day.

Ed putting up display

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Scarf progress

More than half done on the second scarf. This is very easy weaving! Shall I say almost boring? But no, it is very satisfying. A little problem with the right selvedge but nothing huge, nothing worth taking out!
I got my yarn from Halcyon yesterday. Again, the pink error! They have the wrong color with the wrong number online! So instead of the mauve, I got pink. I am keeping it. I am going to try for a different look – perhaps stripes! May be funky, may be just lovely. I won’t know until I start weaving it! Most likely I’ll start warping this week – may take a while – it’s a long warp of 7 yards!!!!!!!
And I still have the Dorothy project on the back burner. I think this weekend I may squeeze in some time and at least begin to dress the loom!

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Weekend of weaving

I am well into the weaving of the table runner.
I love working with the different colors. I began rather rigidly – each stripe an inch or so wide but then I just let loose at times. Some stripes are wider, some narrower.
I am following the color pattern: browns to reds to reds to brown.
The pattern is an undulating twill.
I had some readjustments this weekend: some weaving, wrong colors, and selvedge.
But nothing huge. And I learned a lot. I’m learning about throwing the shuttle, beating, rhythm, and weaving.
I am also learning how to change colors with the least impact on design and pattern.
And again, I note when I am tired it does affect my weaving.