Hi! Last we chatted, I was weaving away! And the fun continues on…
For this project, I am using a rag shuttle (in the photo above) for the body of the fabric, along with a boat shuttle (in the photo below) for a natural-colored accent yarn. And believe me when I say that no matter what, I always seem to need just one more shuttle! Thankfully, once you buy one, it’s yours forever! They don’t go bad or out of style!
When weaving, you have warp yarns (the yarns in the loom) moving up and down. The shed space is the tunnel created when the yarns are separated. So, weavers will often talk about looms that have great shed space, meaning there is plenty of room to slide the shuttle through! (You never know what you’re going to learn! Wow your friends with that one tonight!)
I’m gradually moving away from the reds and into the oranges and yellows. Seems appropriate given the time of year, I think!
I have this sweet, little accent yarn that I’m laying into the fabric every so often – about 6″ apart. I’ve decided to add it in mostly because I have a bit of a masochistic streak and can’t have a project that’s too straightforward! But, it also reflects the dual lines in the warp! So, there’s a design reason and a personal one! Two for one!
My grandmother on my Ma’s side was a home economics teacher and it’s amazing the random items Ma inherited! A couple years ago, she gave me a bag full of fabric measuring tapes! I’m not exactly sure why I need a dozen. But, you never know when the laundry gremlin who steals just one sock might also need a measuring tape!
Because I take all the weaving photos, I don’t have multitudes of pictures with me in them! Matter of fact, I have about 2 – mostly because they’ve been requirements for something. But, I happened to have another body close by who could snap one for me! And voila! So in another 2 years, I’ll throw in a new one. That’ll work, right? Have a great week and I’ll talk to you soon!
You look beautiful, and the weaving too! 🙂
Thanks, Sonja! I appreciate it! chris