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.
Hurrah, I stopped in at the Bremen sewing shop, they had many different brands of sewing machines including Singer, Pfaff, Janome and Bernina. Lots of thread, needles and wool but no fabric! I haven’t been able to find any fabric stores here, makes me wonder what they sew?
There are tons of arts and crafts on the Schnoor (a very old part of Bremen), this cute little mouse is a hard boiled egg warmer.
I think I’m going to go back and get one of these little guys, so cute!!
After shopping today I had a big long nap and feel like I finally passed jet lag. After dinner tonight we’re going to meet friends for drinks.
All photos in this post courtesy of my darling husband.