This past weekend I finished putting the warp on the loom in Rowe and began to weave. I love having it there so I can just weave any time I want. I’d like to make short work of these towels (the same ones I had made in class). They are beautiful when they are finished but they are seriously boring to weave. That’s the craft ADD talking. I’m currently warping a 36″ loom for class with 2/8 Jaggerspun Maine Line wool yarn. This is my first venture into wool weaving. It will be an overshot throw in a Maltese Cross pattern. I’m looking for some really nice colored wool for the weft, it needs to be a heavy worsted. I love, love, love the feel of wool so winding this warp has been a pleasure. Next week it goes onto the loom. My thought is to finish the towels then warp the Rowe loom the same way and make throws for Christmas presents.
This is the Summer and Winter runner hemmed and washed. The wool fulled beautifully and it was so soft once it dried. Brought it down to sister Sue. Maybe I can get her into weaving one of these days!