warp fatigue

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I’m bored with this warp. I showed you this picture as part of New Year’s looms, and I haven’t even bothered to take another one since progression has been so slight. It’s taken me the best part of a month … Read More

huck lace draft

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The creative redhead who blogs at Handcrafted with Altitude asks whether I will share the draft I used for the crinkly merino/silk scarf in huck lace. The answer is yes, certainly. I planned a threading on eight shafts — and … Read More

the perfect weft

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I have become completely addicted to this 30/2 Nm silk. The colour is called “gunmetal” and it goes with everything. I used it in the previous crinkly scarf and then again in this — another — crinkly scarf. The first … Read More

idiot-proofing

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The treadling for the current warp is very simple. Even simpler than simple since I am weaving on a dobby loom which always tells me where I am! I am finally getting around to this draft which I posted a … Read More

quirks of warping

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When I was just a new baby weaver I went on a week-long weaving course with David Gurney in Turriff. David was getting rather frail by then and I don’t think he offered any more courses the next year, so … Read More

hearts and minds required!

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For this post I am (unofficially) wearing my Journal hat. You can imagine that this is quite a flamboyant hat, perhaps brightly coloured, perhaps with added foliage or maybe a few jingly bells. Anyway, it’s a hat to make you … Read More

nicely crinkly

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Here is the merino-silk combination straight off the loom and looking rather stunned, as they often do. I treated it the same way as the sample. First I washed it ever so gently in the sink, using Ecover’s “Delicate” as … Read More

reflections and ice

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As you can tell, we’ve finally been getting out and about. Fortunately there are some lovely walks in the area where the paths are wide and flat enough for me and my purple walking stick! “reflections and ice” was posted … Read More

ribbed sky

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We enjoyed this lovely texture overhead this morning. I do like clouds — which is just as well, since we are treated to plenty of them. “ribbed sky” was posted by Cally on 2 Jan 2011 at http://callybooker.co.uk

looms on day one

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In Scotland the whole nation has gone underground until Monday. Yup, here we take two days rather than one to recover from the Hogmanay experience. So be gentle with my looms and don’t make any sudden loud noises… I’m very … Read More