Sunday, September 25, 2016

Inkle Guitar Strap

Well, I went and did it! I wove a guitar strap.

Now I will have to find someone I know who need a pink-brown-ish strap.

I also see that I should have made it wider to fit the hardware better. Always more to learn!!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

70% bamboo 30% cotton

Yum! I found some "Fiber-lady, Makicot" yarn at Fiber Daze in Mount Vernon, MO that I thought would make a great inkle band. What do you think? It says it is 14 wraps per inch and the sett for weaving is 8 epi. Because I didn't have to change colors, it went on the loom very quickly. There are four threads of black carpet warp on the edges and I am weaving with that same black.

Do not know what I will use this for, just enjoying the color play and the relaxing weaving.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Weaving Display

The Weaving Divas have an exhibit of our weaving on display in Mount Vernon, Missouri  at  Fiber Daze.  The art league sponsored our show. Even though Fiber Daze is only a few days, the art league will have our exhibit up through October.

Of course I took a photo of 'my' stuff. The small: Theo Moorman pillow, the photo album (Swedish Lace)on the table, and the Woven Shibori kitchen towel hanging above.  

Before my camera gave out, I did get a photo of Rossanna standing by the awesome silk scarf with matching kumihimo necklace she made. Her idea of fun is weaving at 48 or more epi!!!

Of our 14 members we each have 3 pieces on display. A wide variety from towels, runners, scarves,  to a huge shaft-switching rug, a woven felted jacket. And tapestries to get lost in! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Color and Pick-Up Inkle Weaving

Would you believe that the orange band and the bottom turquoise band are the same pattern? 

Well, they are. I have the three center pattern threads on the orange band a very dark brown with metallic while on the bottom turquoise band, I am using two blended threads of turquoise as all the pattern threads. I am having fun changing up the colors while using the same draft. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Inkle Weaving Red/White Sampler

I have been weaving on my Inkle Loom. I am really enjoying this Baltic style pick-up!
Here is a look at my red/white sampler.

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.