The Grantchester Pottery picnic blanket
Tagged: in progress
Sampling for once
I never make samples, ever, which I know has endless benefits however I can never justify the time to measure a warp and dress the loom to find out what a fiber or draft does.
The beginning of two studio ponchos made in collaboration with The Grantchester Pottery for their exhibition Studio Wares opening at David Dale Gallery in Glasgow at the end of May. The draft is Indian March, the wool is Harrsiville Shetland.
Two teatowels using the
I had two long days of weaving and finished two wool shawls, both of the Harrisville Designs Shetland. This wool is of such a high quality, I think it
The pale orange 8/2 cotton had to go (did I even buy this?)
I spent Saturday afternoon photographing my weaving in a photo studio, these photos I just took with my phone while Maegan was shooting them – it was funny to see them in such a stark context, but I’m excited to have proper photography of my work for my new website.
I fooled myself into thinking that I could whip off a scarf quickly as an antidote to all the weaving my last rug took, but I was totally wrong as this scarf is taking me ages. It’s 80 inches long so that could be part of it. The warp is 8 epi, using a smaller reed I have (for the first time) and a nubbly wool single I have in cherry red, with a weft of the same wool but in a more orange poppy red, in a pointed twill. I’ve also realized the benefit of weaving in some fabric once you’ve tied on, as it separates the warp evenly before you weave the first pick. In my classic impatient rush to get started I thought I’d use my bathrobe belt to save time digging out fabric and cutting it into a long strip. It works brilliantly other than I don’t have a bathrobe belt until I get this weaving off the loom, hopefully this evening.
I’m looking forward to washing the scarf