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breabadair
« on: September 30, 2011 11:48:01 PM »

After some soul-searching and math classes I decided to follow my love of fibers. I've decided to perhaps get into textile design and other fiber related employment following my education. This semester I'm taking Independent Fibers as it allows me to work and go to school. I truly love a good twill and my favorite colors can be somewhat bright, so I'm trying to combine the two in such a way that it doesn't hurt the eyes. It was intended to be a wrap, but I neglected to account for my chest, so it doesn't fit the way I envisioned. Lesson learned, I promise you.

So this is the first product of my second semester in fiber. While looking for books on Spinning I found the most amazing pattern book for a 4-Harness Loom. The Handweaver's Pattern Dictionary by Anne Dixon is absolutely fabulous.

So this is all done with cotton yarn, on my Structo table loom (20 inch weaving width, 20 dent reed). While my measurements were off, I still am in love with the weave, it was my first attempt at a deviation from the standard 4,3,2,1 warping I learned first. I certainly made a few mistakes, but I was able to fix them before weaving. I did all the weaving over the last four days. I found David Bowie's Life On Mars, had it on replay and wove for hours. It was magical.

Here is the warp, being wound on.


Some serious business progress.


The finished piece.


A close up of the weave.


Thank you for looking. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011 02:57:10 AM »

wow I am in awe of the time involved in this.... beautiful piece!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011 03:16:15 AM »

Soooooooooo PRETTY!!!!! Grin I would love a skirt made out of that (probably not the right kind of material for that but I love the pattern/colors!) If you don't mind my asking, where do you go to school?
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011 03:56:02 AM »

WOW....that is absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011 06:56:13 AM »

Dammit that is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011 09:51:05 AM »

This is my first post in this board, but I couldn't resist. This is beautiful. What a work... I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011 10:06:29 AM »

The colours and pattern are lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011 10:52:33 AM »

This is beautiful! Such great handiwork!
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011 01:45:58 PM »

I've never done any weaving, but this makes me want to try!  What beautiful colors, and the end result is just gorgeous!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011 02:40:21 PM »

HOLY COW! I'd wear that as an epic scarf, and neon-haters be damned!

You are so darn talented, can't wait to see what you weave next!!!
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