After ogling all the gorgeous Chanel fabrics (from Maison Lesage) on Pinterest, I thoughtfully created my warp and chose beads, buttons, silk ribbons, cotton lace and hand spun wool yarn for the weft, it took me almost a week to weave this mixed media scarf (modeled by my good friend, SewTara). I have another warp waiting it’s turn.
Swinging in the completely opposite direction, I chose to weave a classic pattern, herringbone, with hits of contrasting colour.
Needing some vibrancy, I warped the loom yet again with bright gem tone hand spun wool yarns.
I barely got it off the loom and it sold immediately when posted on Facebook!
Currently on my loom is more herringbone. The yarn was spun from Canadian Shetland (black), Est de Laine & Polypay (white). My plan is to felt the fabric and make a bag, I have 3 yards warped so lots of fabric for straps as well.
They say there are three kinds of weavers; pattern, colour and both.
I think I’m a colour weaver. I recently planned another place mat project in natural white and blue cotton threads. I planned it, warped it then started weaving. I had two threading errors so lost a lot of warp fixing it.
I quickly grew bored of the same colours and pattern and lost my place in treadling. I’ve discovered that I’m much more excited by colour, and lots of it! I mean I guess I already knew that but it really hit me with this project. I derive so much joy from weaving my hand dyed, hand spun, multi-coloured scarves. I love taking them off the loom and giving them a big squishy hug!
My next weaving project may be a throw using whatever handspun I have in my stash regardless of colour or texture and just plain weave, which I also love.
After spinning and weaving a custom project for three weeks, I gathered up some handspun and wove another scarf. This one, although 13 & 1/2″ x 100″ is surprisingly light, just 13 oz (368 grams). It can be worn as a spring scarf or a wrap, perfect for Easter,.
I wove another big scarf this week using handspun chunky and worsted weight yarns from Polwarth, Finn and Corriedale sheep’s wool as well as a little mohair. I’ve discovered that if you add liquid fabric softener to your hand washing routine, it makes your project super soft and squishy. (SOLD)