Where’s the weaver?

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I’m right here, honest, and weaving away, after a lovely hiatus last week with friends and fine weather. I’ve got several balls in the air at once (what’s new). There are the Sutherland colours on the Delta: I cut the first piece off to finish yesterday, as I was too impatient to wait while weaving up the rest of the warp – and there is a lot of fringe to twist, so I might as well get started. And there is my double weave huck on the Megado, which looks a bit like this…

double woven huck lace

…but not very much, as those colours are seriously off. I am not sure what happened there.

Anyway, I have cut off the first piece of this as well, since I wanted to see how the other side was going! It is currently drying flat, or nearly flat, on the top of the radiator. I love the way you can have two layers of huck lace stitched back to back and the floats mean that the stitching is completely invisible. It is not as subtle in the plain weave areas, as you can see. This is a lovely soft lambswool yarn from Todd & Duncan which I haven’t used before. I think it’s 2/13 Nm, so a little finer than Rennie’s lambswool.

And in other lace-related activities, I have been weaving up some additional samples for A Lace Quartet – a workshop I’m doing next weekend. (There are still a couple of places left if you’re interested!) It is so much fun that I have to kick myself to stop it and get on with other things.

Where’s the weaver?” was posted by Cally on 16 April 2015 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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5 Responses

  1. Alison Yule
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    Lovely, Cally. Looking forward to seeing the fulled fabric. I do like the lace weaves in wool, most people use cotton or linen.

    • Cally
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      Thanks, Alison. I like them in wool too. Thinking of tweaking the sett of this one a bit – haven’t used the yarn before so I’m playing guessing games 🙂

  2. Mimi
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    Cally, I so admire your ability to do the blog as well as all else! Beautiful fabric!

    • Cally
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      Just hanging on by my fingernails, Mimi! But determined to keep blogging, even if it is only a few rather infrequent words. Thanks for reading!

  3. Evelyn
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    Even if the colour is off it looks great on my screen! Looking forward to the finished pieces.

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