Weaving is Fun

So much fun to be weaving again and having the projects turn out the way they are supposed to.

I recently completed these Huck Lace tea towels on my four shaft floor loom.

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These are woven of naturally coloured cotton from FoxFibre in four different colours.  The warp is dark green, and the wefts are dark brown, light brown, light green and dark green.  I love how the colours deepen with washing, and the drape on these towels is amazing.  These are sett at 20 ends per inch and woven at 20 picks per inch.  The cotton is a 2/12 weight.

At the end of the warp I wove six little gift bags, a good size for special jewelry, or to add sachet for the drawers.

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Also fun, my house is being visited by a plethora of colourful handwoven cats, in response to the Coquitlam Guild challenge.  In the challenge we were given a small amount of luxury yarn, (kid silk haze in purple, brown and green multi-coloured yarn) and a silk cocoon, and needed to incorporate these into a weaving (or spinning) project inspired by the painting “A Plethora of Cats” by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). And so these cats were born.  The bodies are made of a handwoven cats eyes pattern, the luxury yarn forms pattern stripes on the cats backs. The silk cocoon was dyed and cut up for the cat’s eyes and noses.  Just too much fun!

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One Response to Weaving is Fun

  1. vicki collins says:

    amazing work Barb, it does look and sound like you are loving it.
    p.s. those are the only type of cats I love.

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