Monday, October 19, 2015

One project finished, onto the next!


The rose path scarf is finished! 


It felt so good to cut my first project on my new loom off and finish it.


It's the first time I've woven with Bambu 7 as well, it is truly beautiful - so soft and a gorgeous sheen.


The reverse side.


The front.


And now I'm working on some more luxury face cloths for my Etsy shop. They were so popular last time, I've been wanting to restock ever since. 
I must say, it was really nice to direct warp the rigid heddle loom after going through the debacle of warping the 8 shaft loom for the scarf. So many errors! But, as I've heard many people say, you tend to learn more from mistakes than successes. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

New loom progress


Did I tell you about my new loom? I've been saving for this one for a while! It's an 8 shaft Ashford table loom, and it's a beauty. And a real learning curve. I've had it for a couple of weeks, but only yesterday did I start weaving on it.
The warping and threading process is very different to the simple old rigid heddle, so I've had to learn warping on a board, reading pattern drafts, threading texolv heddles and following lift plans.
Lots of reading, watching videos and asking questions on Facebook groups. But it's all starting to come together and...




The results are stunning. This is a rose path pattern on only 4 shafts (soon I might be brave enough to use all 8 shafts, but oh! the threading time is so long!) I'm starting out with a scarf using Bambu 7, which is just gorgeously soft and shiny.

I'm sure I'll have my next project planned before this is finished, but for now I will just enjoy having it warped, threaded and the weaving!