Two layers

Through one thing and another, I have accumulated quite a lot of Rennie’s lambswool and have been playing about with it. I’d find it too scratchy in a scarf, but it is ideal for cushions and throws – at least in a single cloth. I tried out some double cloth a little while ago, but the yarn I have is the 2/11.3 Nm and really too chunky for the purpose. I need to get some of the 1/11.3 if I want the finished cloth to bend! However, the chunkiness does mean that it is pretty quick and easy to warp the loom, so I thought I would aim for somewhere between a single and a double cloth: yup, time for some woolly echoes. It may still be too chunky, but I won’t know for sure unless I try. It was a lovely day in the studio today and the sun poured in on this rather bright warp.

lambswool two layers

I wound both warp layers together but you can see from their appearance in the lease sticks that each one is a single colour plus charcoal grey.

lambswool two layers lease sticks

I’ve only just started the threading. Much as I like my studio, I also like to snatch a little time outdoors when the sun when is shining! Yesterday I was waiting in for a courier and didn’t leave the building from 8:45 am until they finally showed up at ten past five, so I needed a double dose this afternoon.

Two layers” was posted by Cally on 12 March 2014 at

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4 Responses

  1. Margreet
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    may be nice to weave for a jacket? I have some too, with clothing in mind.

  2. Sandra Rude
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    Ooh! Can’t wait to see the woven cloth. Love the offset color layers! As long as the sett is open enough, you ought to be able to bend it. Just leave it enough room for it to full. I’ve woven an interleaved threading with wool (much finer at 30-ish/2) but it needed to be sett as for tight plain weave (instead of the usual tight twill sett I use for silk) to make it drapy enough for scarves after fulling. Being wool, it doesn’t mind looking like window screening on the loom, it’ll be fine after finishing.

    • Cally
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      Yes, this yarn fulls beautifully and the fabric is gorgeous afterwards! Even the doublecloth was lovely, just that I wouldn’t want to sew through it – the seams would be so thick. I’m going to have to experiment with sett for echo…

  3. Francesca
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    Cally — Like Margreet, I immediately thoughtof using this gorgeous fabric for a jacket. I bet you can get around the bulky seams by using a serger

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