Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Using up some stash....

Polar Fleece Rag Rug

LOL.... I went from a silk scarf (last finished project) to a rag rug - talk about extremes!

I have tubs with pre wound balls of all types of fabric. I decided it was time to do some "use up the stash weaving" - this rug is out of polar fleece.  The finished size 36.5" x 67".  I still need to give it a bit of blocking tomorrow, when I head back out to the Studio.  It really feels good to get rid of the bulk that these balls take up.

Since I put 30 yards of warp on the loom - I guess I have a few more rugs to weave!

Project notes:

The warp is 8/4 cotton rug warp from Great Northern Weaving.
The weft is polar fleece cut in 1.25” strips in random lengths (6” to 36”) connected by cutting a slit on each end and looping them together in random order.
I wove the rug using 2 rag shuttles throughout to eliminate short color changes.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pinwheels in Silk

Silk Pinwheel Scarf

Silk Scarf - 70" x 8.25"
Just off of the Louet Octado is the 20/2 Silk Pinwheel Scarf.
This is an 8 shaft weave - the pattern is from Handwoven 2012 Jan/Feb - tie up C.
32 EPI
32 PPI
Finished size: 70" x 8.25"

The finished fabric drapes beautifully, is light weight and melts like butter in your hands.

Silk Scarf drawdown

Back in November I orderedred Today I wound the warp for a 20/2 silk warp and weft, pinwheel scarf.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Science Table has arrived!

The Science table!

"A science table?" people ask.   "Yep" and I laugh.  I wanted to replace my old dining room table with a more fitting table for the Studio.   I was on this mission for a couple of years, never finding the table of my dreams.  Then one day I was talking to my friend Mary (a school teacher) and told her I was looking for a table like what we had when we were in "art class"- a heavy duty rectangle wooden table.  She directed me to website where schools get their tables.  Having a very specific size needed - the art tables were not going to work - but then I ventured over to the science table section.  BINGO!  I found exactly what I was looking for.  Four weeks later it was delivered.  Definately heavy duty - and heavy (140 pounds) - the delivery guy commented on the weight of it also.

Today's Classroom Link - is where this table was purchased.