Monday, August 22, 2016

An Inkle of Bateman

Weaving is slow going this month. I am working on a two shaft and an eight shaft project. I really got interested in weaving pick-up on my inkle loom. Thanks to my friend Anita who let the "duh" moment enter my brain. She is a great teacher!

So this loom is beside my chair and I can weave while watching TV. 

Another project I have going is some yardage on eight shafts with some Bateman Combination Weave. I am using some Patons Metallic ribbon yarn for this. I have a red warp (cotton) with the pattern thread 63% nylon, 28% acrylic, and 9% wool. The tabby is the same as the warp.

  I should be able to get at least 4 yards of yardage woven. Excited to see how this looks off the loom. If you see my threading error, just look away! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Weaving Diva August 2016 Show and Tell

Another great meeting with the Weaving Divas. Sitting out on Carol's back porch was a real treat while we shared our latest weaving adventures.
Kathy and her woven shibori scarves. 

A weaving critic sits on my rep weave runner! I think she likes it.

Rosanna with TWO vest made with inkle loom bands!!!!!!

Rossanna with this excellent inkle band.

Two mre inkle bands from Rossanna.

Kumihimo from Rossanna.

Marilynn and this twill scarf.

Two more scarves from Marilynn. 

Missy and her yummy shawl.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Inkle Loom Workshop

It was a very lively and sometimes quite workshop where we were learning about pick-up inkle weaving. Anita had her hands full with 13 of us trying our hand at this awesome looking technique. But I think at the end of the day, we all got it!

Here is a look at all the fun!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rep Weave Runner

Here is my rep weave runner from Kelly Marshall's workshop. I was able to weave it 40 inches long. It is 15 inches wide. I also got one place mat using her treadling she handed out at the workshop. We also learned how to design our own drafts using from 2-10 shafts. Her samples were outstanding!

By me trying out different treadling, I was able to see how to reverse colors, how the solid strips worked, and how blending colors in the warp helped add dimension. A great workshop! Find more about her on her web sight. (

This is the front side. I was seeing yellow shuttles on the left side as I wove this.

This could have been the front. It has turquoise shuttles on the left side.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Kelly Marshall Rep Workshop

WOW! Kelly came, she talked and demonstrated and we listened. We all just hope we remember what she told us. But she does have a great book to help us remember. We were blown away with her awesome examples. Some of the most beautiful ones were woven on only TWO shafts!!! Her color play is wonderful.

Kelly Marshall 

Jane and Shirley C , I am loving their colors.

Carol has Kelly's book close at hand.

Barbara Z is really moving along.

Kelly demonstrating how to get great selvages. 

Learning how to create a draft, figure out the threading, treadling and tie-up for Rep Weave.

This is my 'sample' place mat showing lots of different variations with this threading and tie-up that Kelly provided for the workshop. (I used my own color way.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Indigo Dyed Woven Shibori Towel

Woven Shibori

If you will look back to my March 26, 2016 post you will see I was working on weaving with a white warp, a colored weft, and using a single dye color. Here is the finished towel. It has just taken me a little time to get it washed, hemmed and pressed.

My dye was an indigo vat. The indigo is more muted than I envisioned. Not really the red-white-blue I was wanting, but very acceptable.

This is the back side.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Strips Photo Shoot

Washed and pressed and ready for the kitchen. I like these small towels. They should do a good job in the kitchen. I used red, purple and white as my wefts on this multi-colored strip warp. My goal was to hide a pattern strip in a color strip.

I was surprised at the amount of tracking, but I think that adds to the effect. I liked both sides, so turned the hem to reflect that on one of the towels.