Friday, January 30, 2009

He didn't try to sell me insurance, though

Got up the other morning to find this guy on my little loom.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Turning Limestone into Wool

Off and running, here are some progress pictures. I like how the handspun is behaving, it gets thicker and thinner and makes for a more interesting texture... and wondering if I'll weave past certain places before it breaks keeps my mind occupied! It's sooo different weaving in the wool from the linen, kind of fun getting to know a different fiber.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sample, fulled

The sample, fulled. I like how it came out and now I'm ready to tie back on an weave all 6-1/2 yards of this. The yarn is mostly 'Tuna' from Borgs, but with a bit of stash yarn and some handspun thrown in.  Sett is 12 epi.

Friday, January 9, 2009


I've put the big trapeze from the Glimakra on this tiny old LeClerc, it's a bit ridiculous looking, not to mention tippy, but it worked. The warp went on beautifully. 

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Warp Chains

I'm going to make this blanket in panels, so I can fit it on the little loom (that I've had for over 30 years) since the big one still has the linen.  The outside panels will be the 'limestone' and the center the 'light'.  It's interesting, after spending most of my life working with limestone to be trying to interpret it in wool. It's like the two big creative forces in my life converging.