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Weaving update, or Disaster looms

 

Disaster looms

Dunthor shawlSo, I present another one of a kind weaving. For those unfamiliar with my creations, one of a kind means I did not enjoy the process and will not undertake another. You may remember that I ended the last post on a positive note. Very shortly after that early success, everything went manky, with warp breakage, tension issues, the works. So it ended up 23.5 x 44″ which is a nice scarf size.

That was a learning experience, what I learned is that experimentation with warp yarns isn’t worth it. I remember an exchange on Ravelry where a new weaver commented that “old weavers” didn’t really “get” the fun of weaving with all the new knitting yarns and how much they were missing by not using sock yarn for scarves. An “old weaver” retorted that perhaps it was because they had experimented with them all when they were young and had determined that experimentation wasn’t the best way to enjoy their weaving time. I’d have to agree. You know, I have all these nice spools that say “warp” on them and I am going to pretty much stick with those for now. The next project will be a shawl, black warp and this cotton for weft, I am looking forward to it!

p.s. sorry about the awful pix, I will replace them tomorrow when I get some light.

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What is looming today? A new weaving project

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What is looming today? A new weaving project! Sorry about the pun.:)

When I bought my Dorothy table loom on Ebay the shipping box contained cones of yarn in each corner as “padding,” three are chenille that I haven’t been brave enough to attempt using yet and the other was this variegated, slubby cotton. I am assuming it is cotton anyway. I knew it would make a pretty weft so I measured out a black matte cotton warp for it but then decided to try the variegated yarn for both warp & weft. I have only woven scarves so this is the widest warp,  at 24 inches, that I have used. This will be a shawl about 23.5 x 72 inches woven on my Baby Wolf loom. Continue reading What is looming today? A new weaving project