Archive | February 2015

Making a little headway…

If  I had not been doing this project publicly in front of all of you it would have been shoved in the back of the closet by this time, to languish, probably for years. I don’t know what it is, seems to have been jinxed somewhere along the way. The weaving went fine but I have un-stitched this thing more than any other project I’ve yet undertaken! And I can only blame gremlins because it’s just stupid stuff, sewn the blocks together backward, sewn the new strip in the wrong place. This last time I thought it was going to be too small so added a strip and found it was way too big instead so have taken that off now. I am going to make a button band, either woven or probably knitted so I am leaving the front alone for awhile and will go to work on the sleeves. It fits pretty well except for the front of the arm holes. I’m not sure what the problem is there, maybe it needs a dart. If it’s too wide it’s too bad. But it’s not really a big problem so I’ll just leave it for now. Here’s what I have at this stage. Stella thought she’d help a bit but I declined. She’s really good at showing her feeling are hurt but I was in no mood to be sympathetic.

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I’m thinking about trying a collar. Never have but I’ll wait until the sleeves are finished. I’m getting low on yarn too, so a lot depends on that. The shape woven yoke and sleeve bits worked fine, by the way. I’m thinking about the sleeve tops themselves now…

 

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A UK Weaver

Jacqueline Bell of the UK shared some photos of her work with us recently and gave me permission to re-post the pictures. This woman does wonderfully creative work. Her workmanship is as superb as her design abilities. Bitsa Throw Cushions     Rainbow throw  Sloppy Joe  Boucle Triangles Throw And last, a blanket Jacky said was made in the 1950’s by family members using the old Weave-it looms. 1957 Throw This weaver has promised me more photos of her work to share and inspire! I love seeing the wonderful work weavers are making with the looms. Makes the long hours out in the shop seem worthwhile! Happy Weaving!

Finished yoke

Okay, got it done this fine rainy day by ignoring all calls to the shop by Himself.

Here it is.  I think it worked just fine even tho some of it, those last shoulders mostly, were a pita to work.

It’s finished but still on the “loom”.

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Off the loom you can see that there is still a little draw-up to deal with. Not much but I hope I did.

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Next step, of course is to start assembling it into a garment. Keep your fingers x-ed for me.

Shape weaving… getting there

Well, I didn’t quite get it finished today, but close. Those of you who are waiting for your loom orders will be okay with it, as I did spend the time working in the shop.

Here’s where I am. The shoulders– working those last rows is fiddly stuff, one stitch at a time in the tight places so slow going. But you can see there there’s not far to go!

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