Welcome back to another Friday! Recently, we talked a bit about what we’ve just finished making for the School of SweetGeorgia and what will be coming out soon. But today I want to talk about what I am going to make for the School in the next couple of months, all of which will be on the new Mira II loom!
I recently sorted and organized my handwoven samples, and through doing so, was shocked at how much stuff I’ve made over the past year. A lot of these items are handwoven scarves, generated by working off the same template over and over again. Seeing how I can take that one template and push it into multiple directions – using hand-dyed colour, gradient colour, or through optical mixing of colours. Taking a very simple weave structure, and seeing what’s possible with that through playing with colour. For the most part, I had my loom tied up the same way in a balanced weave, and I’ve been weaving like that for the majority of the year. But now, I’m ready to do something completely different.
Join me at today’s Taking Back Friday vlog episode as I talk about the weaving projects I’m excited to try this year, including unbalanced weaves on the Mira II counterbalance loom. I’ve been asked questions about Leclerc’s Shed Regulator on this loom, and how it works when working with unbalanced weaves, and I’m happy to share more about that in today’s video. I also talk about the different textures, yarns and weave structures, such as waffle weave, that I’m looking forward to making soon. That excitement of starting something completely different for this year.
I would also love to hear from you about what you’re weaving, and if anything is on your loom. If you’re curious about anything we’ve been weaving in the School, or if you’d like to see something that I haven’t woven before, please let me know in the comments. Or if there’s something you’d like me to explore, especially with colour, that we haven’t done before. There are so many ideas and things I want to weave this year, and I’m ready to just get going.
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I’m wearing: In today’s video I’m wearing the Beekeeper Cardigan design by Marie Greene of Olive Knits. I knit mine in SweetGeorgia BFL+Silk DK in Cayenne. In the middle portion of the video I’m wearing my Five by Five cowl design, knit with blended colours from my stash – a little bit of sparkly CashLuxe Spark, CashLuxe Fine and and our Silk Mist yarn.
- what I’m mention in today’s video: Here are helpful links to items mentioned in today’s vlog…
- I talk about weaving with my Leclerc Mira II Counterbalance Floor Loom, which includes Leclerc’s Shed Regulator that is so simple and works! See the video of Dan and I building this loom here, following with this episode where I talk more about counterbalance looms.
- The mixed warp project that is currently on the loom uses our SweetGeorgia Advent 2020 kit in Midnight Embers. I’m using this warp as a weaving sampler – an opportunity to try out a bunch of different things.
- The stunning woven scarves from Wallace#Sewell which I saw many years ago and left such an incredible impression on me.
- Yarns I’m planning to use in the weaving of my waffle weave project will use leftover Louet Organic Cotton and Maurice Brassard 8/2 cotton.
- want to learn more about weaving and the fibre arts? We have many videos to help! Join us at the School of SweetGeorgia to explore more of our weaving content and join us in the SOS community forums to chat more about it all! Right now, you can start a trial SOS membership for only $1 for 14-day access to all the School has to offer! Simply enter the coupon code: CRAFTWITHUS to start the trial, and I hope to chat with you in the forums soon!