Thursday, June 28, 2012

Habu Bamboo Shawls

Taken off the loom tonight.
Love the shine on them. Now I have to do the fringes and wash them.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Habu Bamboo yarn in my shawl

.....okay, most people start thinking of recycling plastic bags when they hear me talking about my weaving. But no, I do weave with beautiful fibers, like these fine, gold, silver and charcoal gray Habu bamboo for my shawl. Own design may I say!  24 ends per inch - over 600 ends, endless hours just to put the warp on which is 7 ft for 2 shawls by the way.

doerte weber
Finally the warp is on and it looks right, only 2 threading errors and 2 heddles to make - lucky me.
doerte weber
I do love it, when my idea in my head translates correctly in my weaving

still have to perfect my selvedges.......

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Woven Rug from plastic bags

 I love long weekends. Last Saturday I put the warp on and this Saturday I finished my long rug for my dark hallway. We have this beautiful old house with dark floors. I wanted to have a rug for it and wove it from plastic bags. I have no idea how many bags I used, but grateful to all of my friends and their friends who shared their bags with me.