Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Frivol

So I needed some time out and went back to Japanache to rummage through their kimono fabric bundles. Found some tastey things!
Yummy ikats -

 Teeny tiny leno -
 Beautiful blue and silver damask jacquard -
 Fantastic retro Japanese print -
 And light and breezy silk linings -
All good fun.

Henry's Blanket part 4

Finally weaving
Henry's blanket

Feels good when you see it start to roll around the beam

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Henry's blanket part 3

Some of the headles I had to remove to get enough width for the warp
Reed almost completed
I just love my macro lens
You can see the silk and wool combinations, oh all those threads !
Tie on complete
So far so good

Pattern pegged out
First passes through and getting threads aligned

Dobby system looks good but as soon as the pattern went on STOP! it did not want to work so lots of chatting to weave friend s and with the help of Monique we fixed the springs and tension system and fingers crossed x x

Friday, April 13, 2012

Henry's blanket part 2

Well I have started the threading process are Julie helped me wind on. It was a major task winding on as the wool kept sticking.

It took me 2.5 hours to thread 22 inches so thats a quarter of it done.
Lucky threading is simple 1212,3434

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ok its not weaving

I found this image on a blog I read from time to time. I love the way it looks like samples stitched together. Could be a beautiful lacroix skirt!

Via Anne Louise Likes

Henry's blanket

Well today I finally got the warp for Henry's Baby blanket ion the loom. well ready to wind on. It took me longer to wind than I thought even with Mel winding more than half for me. maybe I  should have done it as 2 warps instead of 4 threads silk then 4 threads wool, it became very tedious and slow. So tomorrow wind on and start threading! All 1000 threads. I feel a back ache coming on.


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