Saturday, September 6, 2014

Finger Manipulated Weft Floats

I was trying to come up with a way to integrate beehives spun into yarn, into my weaving. I realized this would also apply to a triangular loom. In a triloom I weave with the arrow pointing to the floor. I consider the strands horizontal to the floor my warp... The strands perpendicular to the floor are my weft. In order for my beehives to be at the top I float the weft over the warp...

Here is a picture on a rigid heddle loom.

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rigid Heddle

I was looking for a portable loom. I decided to give rigid heddle weaving looms a try. I am in love... What fun. I am so glad I started with a smaller loom. The smaller size is much easier to use. Here is the first item:

 

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Finally finishing my shawl

I must confess I have had this shawl on my Triloom for some time... Now I am in the home from of finishing. I am trying to decide on a yarn for the border.

I saw my Triloom teacher today. She does incredible stuff with a Triloom...I would love to be as talented as she is.

 

 

Most Recent Shawl

For some reason the ipad app Blogsy.. won't let me post things on this blog.. it gives me a strange error message. So I am back to using my old PC.

I have finally finished weaving my most recent shawl. It took less than 3 skeins of yarn and I used the 7 foot setting on my tri-loom. It amazes me how little yarn tri-loom weaving uses. If I were to knit it.. I would use way more. I know have the loom set up to the 4'9" setting. I am using some of my earlier hand spun. I really love the colors of, I will need to mix two colors to get enough. I am really excited to be finally weaving with my hand spun.

I still need to add a border to this 7 foot shawl.

Yeah.. I got blogsy to work. Now I can post again to this blog.