Med en islætstæthed på ca 8 tråde pr cm går vævningen pænt hurtigt fremad. Jeg er nu mere end halvt færdig med det fjerde og sidste tørklæde.
Alle fire tørklæder væves med håndspundet 1-trådet garn. Til #4 spandt jeg uld/silke-garn på min nyeste Bosworth, en mini i træsorten Lignum Vitae. Så smuk med et grønligt skær ..
Nu glæder jeg mig til at blive helt færdig, få klippet ned og ordnet kanter, frynser, vasket og færdiggjort tørklæderne. Derefter kommer de til salg i webshoppen.
Nye planer for væven er ved at tage form i mit hoved ..
The four scarfs on alpaca warp are almost done. Less than half a scarf remains to be woven, and then it’s cut-off party, fixing fringes, washing and finishing. The scarfs will be listed in the webshop when ready.
It’s been much too long since I’ve done that, and my beautiful Finlandia Loom has been standing naked in my studio for more than 1 year. The latest items I wove on the Finlandia were two twill shawls. These beauties. Back in August ’12!
Yesterday I suddenly decided that it was time to dress the loom. I made a warp of cotton carpet yarn, for rugs.
I am going for a weave structure called Swedish Rosepath. It is woven on 4-shafts and ties up into a ground tabby and the rosepath pattern. 6 treadles. I have an idea of using grey wool yarn as the ground weft and several strands of left-over yarns for the pattern. Hope it will work out the way I envision it!
I really have enormous amounts of left-over yarns, whish makes this project look very usefull and practical – at least in my head. I can’t wait to weave a sample, so I better get going.. The loom is warped but I still have a lot of setting-up to do before I’m ready to go.
I have recently cut down my two twill shawls from the loom. They are now fringe-twisted, washed and ironed – and ready to leave home.. 🙂
The first one is merino/silk yarn in both warp and weft. It is 170 cms long and 56 cms wide. Plus fringes, which are about 15 cms. Soft, shiny, with a nice heavy drape.
Number two has the same warp, obviously, but then I used handspun alpaca/silk in one of the club colourways, “July”, as weft yarn. It is variegated and adds lots of life to the shawl:
It is extremely soft and luxourious. Dimensions: 56 cm x 180 cms, plus the fringe.
Both shawls are now in my webshop, together with lots and lots of fiber!
My loom is now standing naked, so I’m making plans for new weavings. With handspun.