Friday, June 13, 2008

Six meters of warp later...

Here's over five yards of fabric.

Selvedge view:

Saturday, June 07, 2008

And the weft goes on...

Still working on the initial six meters of warp that came with the loom already installed. The weft is yarn handspun by Florence of Le Mouchon.

Friday, June 06, 2008

LIttle Miss Saori

There she is comfortably settled in the living room straight from Loop of the Loom. It took about 45 minutes to set her up.

Up close. Started with leftover Noro Silk Garden yarn and added corriedale roving bits. The last rows are made of handspun from a Tintagel Farm roving.

The piece was woven with no instructions other than watching the Springwater Fiber Workshop's Sheep-to-Shawl team at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last month.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Nearly done

This was started day after MSWF four weeks ago. It could have been finished in a couple of days, but then there was a week in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a long weekend of camping in Harrisonburg, Va. I spent the whole day Sunday doing the remaining 50 percent of the shawl and I have a sore back today.

Yarn used was Peace Fleece's Moscow Magic Pink, a tweedy DK sport weight spun with 30 percent mohair and 70 percent wool. The 7-foot triangle used up an entire skein of 350 yards length (4 oz.). It looks very plain so I'm adding inlay, echoeing the colors of the tweed bits.

The inlay work, using Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted in Limeade, Aztec Turquoise and Regal Purple. I'm also adding Lotus Pink and Fushia.

The fringe.