Weaving is a great discipline, the more preparation and thought you put into it, the faster you go. I have ‘quite a few’ looms ranging from a baby loom with 4 shafts I found at a tip shop, to 2 table looms of slightly different sizes, and onto a Druva floor loom that does a Tailor’s width, inkle loom and a Majacraft Rigid Heddle Dynamic Loom with a dizzying array of different sized dents – pure blissness. And a Saori loom, oh the possibilities ahead – faux twill, fun shadow boxes, differential tension arches, rivers of colour!
Hand dyed warp and weft, both sock wool. Woven without a reed.
The first two pieces on my Saori loom – one cotton with faux twill bands, and one fluffy commercial yarn scarf.
Krokbragd patio runner is done, 16 months of fun and colour is finally OFF the loom and ON the floor.
Several meters into the Patio carpet weave
Let the Krokbragd begin
Lotsa bags were lotsa fun!
What a fun bag to craft. Soft straps from mixed fibre homespun, and body of the bag from a recycled crocheted poncho we bought in Argentina few years ago. It was a pest to ‘uncrochet’ the poncho but fun to recraft the yarn.
A 4-shaft twill – pattern is Friendship Twill – it was a delight to weave in 100% homespun alpaca, both warp and weft. Measures 36″ by 56″
My birdseye twill showing one of the 6 treadling errors in the 11′ of weaving.
My house warmie – birdseye twill; black alpaca handspun weft on Bendigo wool warp home-dyed in the warp chain.
My handwoven Kimiko Saori alpaca floor rugs, about 2.4m long and backed and bound with hessian sporting a ‘convict’ style lock and key stencilling.
The Kimiko Saori alpaca floor rug piece – about 5m long, I enjoyed learning to use my Druva floor loom with this piece, and putting little tapestry windows into the fabric. The weft is very thickly spun alpaca singles, the rough stuff from our boys legs.
Warping for my Kimiko Saori alpaca floor rug.
Finally the loom is warped for the Kimiko Saori alpaca floor rugs.
Dressing a loom for the Kimiko Saori alpaca floor rugs.
A tabard I wove from Zoe’s fibre on different coloured corn warp.
One of my scarf exchange offerings.
Weaving an art yarn of wool on grey carbonised fibre.
My very first weaving, thank you Joy for teaching me to weave, thank you Elvis for the great grey fibre.
An alpaca and wool scarf, the alpaca fibre from our alpaca Ivory.
A shirt I made, and wear, from cloth I wove with fibre from our alpaca Rasberry.
4 little scarves all on the same warp.
A woollen knee rug – all natural coloured wool from Ringrove – except for the green stripes of alpaca dyed with red onion skins.
I didn’t weave this scarf, but the talented Kimiko spun and wove our alpaca fibre and treated me to this warm and very useful scarf.
Alpaca scarf with silk ends, the silk hand woven and dyed in different jelly crystals.
All alpaca scarf and beanie for a local fundraiser.
My HUCK learning tea-towels, making tea towels is great fun, and they dry so fabulously.
Cushions from woven alpaca.
Length of alpaca woven for cushions. The yarn was dyed by immersing both single bobbins into green jelly crystal dye, then plying the two together when dry. The graduation of colour was fabulous.
This cushion is woven with french knitting cord.
My clasped weft learning curve. I love clasped weft.
Detail of the blanket weft
The double bed blanket, joined with an inkle-loomed strip of alpaca courtesy of Elvis, dyed with Queen Food colouring.
The 5m bolt of cloth – all alpaca. the weft is 3-strand twist of our boys Mathew, Elvis and Chester, with cream stripes from Rasberry.
Bag woven from recycled baling twine
Grey scarf of rabbit and alpaca – all homespun
The Kaira scarf, another clasped weft fun piece.
Twilled man’s scarf. Alpaca home-spun weft on commercial black warp.
Free weaving, Saori style, 2m of fun
Open weave cotton scarf piece with handspun silk accents
Very long, mixed fibre scarf in saori style