In the rush of the holiday season and end-of-year deadlines, the words over here have maybe dried up a bit. But the making continues...
I've been bitten by the weaving bug. Earlier this year, while I thumbed through weaving after weaving on Instagram, I decided it was a silly trend, and I wouldn't fall victim to it.
Now I'm eating my words as I'm the owner of four looms - an Inkle loom, two rigid heddle looms, and a massive 45 inch Leclerc floor loom (it takes up an entire room).
It took a long and sweaty weekend to get the Leclerc set up, and naturally I decided I was going to weave something big on it - a rug. Great starter project, right? Another two weeks went by and the loom was finally warped and ready to go...and now I'm breaking threads left and right, having tension issues, and needing to regroup.
So the learning curve is steep, but I got exactly what I wanted - a loom I can grow in to. And it's going to take some learning.
I'll leave you with some scarves made on a table loom during a weaving class I took earlier this year. The table loom was great to learn on, but it took up my whole kitchen table, and I was perfectly happy to give it back when the class ended. Rational logic dictates that I'm happier to have a loom take up an entire room rather than just the kitchen table...right?
This first scarf is made from Malabrigo in a 1/3 twill. It's thick, and spongy, and oh-so-soft.:
I've been looking for a scarf in these shades of burgundy for ages, and now I finally have one. The pop of bright color on the back is brighter than what I normally go for, but on some dreary days it will be just the thing.
The gray scarf could not be more different. It is light and drapey and soft in a much different way. When I was weaving it I worried about the yarn slipping and sliding all over the place, and it ended up a quite slinky scarf indeed. I played endlessly with the weaving draft so while it looks like it could be a single pattern, it's not.
While gray is my favorite color and I'm absolutely in love with this scarf, it's actually destined to be a Christmas present....