Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monksbelt with plastic and sticks

Love the way the plastic behaves in this weave structure. The sticks in between make it sturdy.
At first I decicded only to use beige plastic in between, but the colors one give it life.

Finished Window blinds

right now they are still rolled up - need to hang them in the window - maybe in a few weeks
Love the way they came up. They are for two windows.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Shawl

I wanted to weave another stick weaving with strong colors and fell in love with these color blocks. But guess what? They did not work with the sticks. I wove first a few inches with a black warp and realized, it was too strong. By the way the blue is actually purple. The colors in the weft are kind of saturated. So I found some of my hand spun grey bamboo which softens the colors down and gives it a bit of irregularity thru the home spun.
It does remind me of Halloween every time I look and work on it. Oh well, maybe the proper thing to weave in later part of October.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waste not want not

This is true for me and my obsession with plastic wrappers from newspapers for weaving.
I have huge bags full of yellow, red and blue wrappers but then there are all these very pale looking ones. They have to be sorted too because when you use them in weaving their colors start to pop out.
So while the second presidential debate went on, I thought this is a good time to clean up my plastic bags. I am happy to report they are now neatly stacked in big containers in the guest bedroom till I start weaving with them. Aren't they lovely?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Finished Churro Shawl

Love it, the colors came out well. Sequence looks great. Pleased with the outcome.
Shawl from Churro wool 24x66 in
Now on to next projects which are already waiting............

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Plain Weave with Churro Wool

Churro wool
I had forgotten how nice and easy it is to weave with wool. This shawl is warp and weft with churro wool and New Mexico, hand spun and hand dyed. A true privilege to work with. I wove 24 inches in an hour last night. Had to stop myself.
Many years ago I read the book of the 3 weavers who came to New Mexico and started working with this particular wool of these sheep again. I loved the book, how they took charge of their lives and just mastered it.
This yarn was purchased at Tierra Wools.