Thursday, February 22, 2007


When you are a beginning weaver such as I, "group projects" at the guild are wonderful. The hard part (the dressing of the loom) is done and all you have to do is the fun part --- the actual weaving.

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This will be a tea towel, a favorite weaving project of mine because no matter how many mistakes it might contain it will still at least be functional. My dishes don't care if they are dried by a less than perfect tea towel. I believe the more knowledgeable weavers said this was "Huck Weave". I like it. I think maybe some day I'll get brave and warp my own loom to make a few in a different color scheme.


Anonymous said...

I used to weave and your towel looks great. I sold my loom about 7 or 8 yrs ago because I wasn't using it and it took up so much space. I kind of miss it.

Marlene said...

What's that saying Gillian? You never know what you've got 'til it's gone. My own loom is underused because I have so much trouble warping it.

I have an 8-shaft Woolhouse Tools table loom. It has a weavable width of about 23-24". It folds to a reasonable size and can be stored in a closet. It would be great to have a floor loom but I just don't have the space.

dragon knitter said...

i used to go to a fiber cooperative for knitting (and that's where i learned to spin) once a week, and they had 2 floor looms. they were trying to sell horse blankets, so the cooperative members would frequently be there working on them. the bench was wide enough that i could sit & watch while they worked. i miss that.

Carrie said...

ooo, I like it! You are very skillful in many things =)