Posts Tagged ‘Weaving’
Growing up in Minnesota has greatly influenced my design tastes, and now living in Texas, I find myself longing for the regular sightings of Dala horses and cool white interiors.
This has inspired me to start the process of making over my own home with a more Scandinavian feel. We are painting our mushroom colored walls an almost pure white. It feels amazing!
I was weaving a blue and cream striped scarf the other day and I liked how the little horizontal blue weft lines crossed over the cream warp threads and it reminded me of lovely birch trees. So here is my first version of a silver birch tree scarf, this one in gorgeous fall colors. This pattern woven wider would make a great table runner and after watching PBS’s Craft in America Episode V111 last night all about threads, I may have to start cutting up my weaving to make into little art quilts.
The finished scarf is available in my Etsy shop here!
As usual I am testing the limits of my threads to see how fine of a weave I can achieve on my 12 dent heddle. I wish they made finer heddles for rigid heddle looms, at least a 14 dent. I should have doubled up the warp threads on this one, you can see little spaces between the warp and weft and the weft likes to slide a bit since the weave is not balanced. Nevertheless, a good test of what I can get away with!
I am loving weaving on my Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom. This is a variant of a houndstooth pattern worked in Valley Yarns 8/2 tencel and 10/2 bamboo, one strand each (2 total) for the warp and weft on a 12 dent heddle.
It is a simple pattern, black in the first 2 slots and holes, green in the next two slots and holes for the warp, then 4 throws of black, then 4 throws green.
I am using one strand of black of both the Valley Yarn 8/2 tencel and 10/2 bamboo and one strand of Lemongrass 10/2 bamboo and one strand Olive 8/2 tencel. Using the two different shades of green gives it a nice depth.