Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On a cold snowy day - I wound warps!


LF Napkins
Lunatic Fringe 10/2 cotton.
Color Order: 

(the numbers in front of the color are part of the color name)
10 Purple Blue
5 Purple Blue
10 Blue
5 Blue
10 Blue Green
5 Blue Green
10 Green
5 Green
10 Green
5 Blue Green
10 Blue Green
5 Blue
10 Blue
5 Purple Blue
10 Purple Blue
LF Napkins
Blues and Greens
Draft Info for Both sets of Napkins:

A Weaver’s Book of 8 Shaft Patterns 
Breaks and Recesses: Page 17, draft #47
EPI: 28
Total Warp Ends: 420
Width in reed: 15
Warp length: 4 yards
Heddle Count:
1 - 53
2 - 53
3 - 53
4 - 53
5 - 52
6 - 52
7 - 52
8 - 52

LF Napkins
Lunatic Fringe 10/2 cotton.
Color Order: 

(the numbers in front of the color are part of the color name)
5 Purple
10 Purple
5 Red Purple
10 Red Purple
5 Red
10 Red
5 Yellow Red
10 Yellow Red
5 Yellow Red
10 Red
5 red
10 Red Purple
5 Red Purple
10 Purple
5 Purple
LF Napkins 2
Reds, oranges, purples.
Both Napkin warps were wound this morning. The blue / green warp is beamed and ready to be threaded on the new Ideal, which will be it's maiden project. The initial loom adjustments and tweaking will be necessary before weaving can commence.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Finally, in what seems like forever, I'm back out in the Studio weaving!


Lattice Draft
Draft From: Weaver’s magazine, issue 44 Summer 1999
#1
Steel Warp - Grey Blue Weft
16 shaft draft
2 scarves

Warp and Weft:  Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace)

Number of Warp Ends:  192 = 2 FS (doubled)
Warp Length: 6.5 yards
EPI: 20
PPI: 18
Width in reed: 9.6"
Weaving Width: 9.25"

How the Linen mangling was done.


White on White linen
It's so difficult to capture the sheen, luster and hand of these bleached linen on natural cotton towels. I was able to have them mangled at The Wool Gatherer's and watching the transformation of the cloth was unbelievable!
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Fabric prior to mangling - It's very hard to even see the design in the cloth. 

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Here is a photo of the mangle used.
sara operating the mangle
Sara (the owner of the Wool Gatherers) in the process of mangling the cloth.  Notice her jacket - she wove the fabric for it!
coming off the mangle
My towel fabric coming off the mangle.