This week, I found myself taken down by a bad cold, but rather than sleeping (which I probably should have done), I felt compelled to dye warp chains in the freezing rain, wind two colour-warps for rep weave, and film a rigid heddle weaving tutorial for the School of SweetGeorgia. Watch today’s episode of Taking Back Friday here »
Last week, I talked about my plan to dip dye some warp chains to use my existing blanket set up on the Louet Spring loom. And this week, despite being ill, I spent about an hour in the garage with the wet snow/freezing rain falling outside, attempting to dip dye some gradient warp chains. But I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. Now, it’s time to tie them onto the loom.
The first project that will go on the Leclerc Nilus loom is going to be this very narrow warp of 8/2 cotton, designed to be mug rugs or coasters. It’s meant to be sett at 48 ends per inch, so I think I’ll weave a couple coasters at this sett, then start to open it up to 40, 36, 30, and 24 epi, just to see how the fabric changes and how much of the weft is visible. It will be an interesting experiment there.
The last project that I’m working on is a very simple scarf on the rigid heddle loom using our Party of Five mini-skein set in a new Spring colourway that we’re calling “Escape” (available soon!). I’m still torn about what the weft colour and yarn will be, but so far, I think I like how the colours are stacking together.
Wednesdays have become weaving days, even when I’m under the weather.