I'm super excited to share my first projects!! I just LOVE my new loom! I think weaving shows off art yarn fantasticaly!
This first shawl I'm using some beautiful yarn I fspun! It's tailspun kid mohair, rambo locks, xl merino locks, cotswold locks, fabric, bling, bamboo, sari silk, banana silk, and novelty yarn snippets. I started weaving before I even took good yarn shots!!
I used a bamboo/silk blend for the warp..
I am SOO excited!! I am LOVING the project!! It's just over 12" wide, 5' long (before fringe) shawl.
I just finished my second shawl and it's my most favorite thing EVER!! For the weft, I corespun the yarn from a fun mix of textured batts with a soft base of baby alpaca and cashmere. I added some strips of a colorful silk scarf, brightly dyed banana silk, and strands of rainbow sequins. I autowrapped the yarn in a silver holosparkle thread- Yarn:
I used an organic cotton yarn in chocolate for the warp.
I wove it on my Ashford Knitters Loom. It's 18 inches wide and just over 6ft w/o fringe and just about 8ft with fringe. I LOVE LOVE how it turned out! I have 2 skeins left, so I'm going to make a scarf. Rewarping the loom today for another shawl this size! I just LOVE weaving!!
Happy Friday everyone!! I did some fun spinning this week!
My favorite this week is a combo of textures.. I used a batt with bamboo, silk and alpaca, and also some loose teeswater locks. I corespun it all (tailspun the locks) with spots of lurex autowrapping. I also added silk fabric, sequins strands, lurex, angelina, banana silk and firestar Ice Castle, 80 yards (over 6 oz!!)
I did an extreme tailspun yarn.. it's 13 yards from 3 oz! The most beautiful cotswold curls! Tropical Fish
here's a rainbow corespun of all sorts of fibers and textures Clown Pants, 64 yards
I also did a couple yum soft spun singles It was a Dark and Stormy Night, 96 yards, sw bfl