I managed to warp the loom this past Saturday and wove some on Sunday and a little on Monday. After splitting wood I was less than enthusiastic, I really just wanted a nap.
This has a tencel warp with a verigated wool sock yarn for the weft. It is really quite lovely – the tabby warp in tencel looks like little glass beads when the light hits it just right. Speaking of warping and weaving I made another mistake threading – can you see it? I didn’t until I’d woven about 6″ – and that was my point of no return. It is what it is. I don’t find it glaring and it wouldn’t stop me from wearing it. Another exercise.
I have 10 days to finish this. Barring any unforeseen crisis I shouldn’t have a problem doing it. It’s nice to be weaving a more complicated draft. I really love doing overshot. It reminds me of knitting an Aran pattern in a way. You have to knit many rows before the pattern appears, then it keeps you interested. Once you’ve repeated the pattern 5 or 6 times the piece you’re knitting is done. This does much the same thing, by the time you are in a rhythm with the treddling the piece is nearing completion.
When this is done I will probably weave another wool overshot throw, then I have a striped twill throw in mind. Christmas is coming.
12 thoughts on “Weaving Wednesday 13”
It’s just lovely!
Beautiful! My daughter has just started weaving…I’m sending this post to her. She has been starting out on rag runners… This will totally inspire her.
I just got a rug loom about a month ago, unfortunately it is still in pieces in my shed. They take up a lot of space! Rag weaving is something I’d really like to do.
I can’t IMAGINE how you do this! It is so beautiful! Now i want to learn! 🙂 One of these days…………. 🙂
I’s really not as difficult as it looks. You can do it!
Well it sure looks “magical” to me! 🙂 I think you have more confidence in me than I do! 🙂 It really is beautiful!!!
Beautiful! I’d be proud to display, wear, love anytime, anywhere!!! Love the colors too…salute to Autumn!
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I just love your colorful warp. And using loops – brilliant I’m going to have to try that.
I love the colors and the design that you chose to work with! Nice weaving-overshot is just stunning to look at, isn’t it?
It is so much fun to see the pattern appear (and meet your threading mistakes).