Saturday, November 29, 2014

New Project

A sneak peek of my next project HUCK LACE. Don't know when I will put it on the loom. I found the draft on interweave . com.......... some are free, some not. A fun place to check out.

I have used my 'sticks' instead of the regular chain. Works for me.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Looks like it might be time for this guy to show up. But, about just cold-rainy-and Turkey? We can wait for our 10 inches of snow here in Missouri!  (Still knitting on a few gifts.)

This note of color is gone now, but this photo should have you reaching for some orange yarns!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Little Needle Work

Not much weaving going on here. I have been playing with some yarn, though. Getting ready for some quick gifts I might be needing next month!

Just some green yarn I saw in my local 'box store'. It jumped into my cart and so when I got home I needed to turn it into something. I have a granddaughter who likes hats.... maybe she will like this?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bronson Lace continues...

Go the reed slayed to 16 epi, but I am still not satisfied with this sett. Not for a scarf-anyway! So I just kept weaving and wondering what I would end up with. A little crochet strap and you get this:

As you can see, it is wet. I think it is laying on a towel made by Dawn.

A few thoughts about this Bronson lace draft.

1... It had me put every other thread on the back (shaft 7). I don't know if that was my main problem or not. My shafts all raised instead of some staying down like they were suppose to.

2...... I tried to work with the sett to get more drape.(and help with the shaft problem)

3...... Made a nice dense fabric not suitable for a scarf, but OK for a purse.

Still working on the summer and winter painted warp scarf. But will be thinking about what to do with the rest of this Bronson lace warp........................................... any ideas?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bronson Lace

I am "trying" to weave a Bronson lace silk scarf. I had the warp sett at 20- epi, but that was to close. So I am re-slayed the reed. I will try for 16 epi.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Show and Tell - Nov 2014

Sometimes you just want to sit back and see all the wonderful ways a thread can be pulled, flexed, twisted, turned, bent, hidden, colored, fluffed, grouped, tricked......... the Weaving Divas sure do know how to put on a show and tell!

Marilynn dyed some Tencel for this twill scarf.

This scarf Marilynn used Tencel from her "stash". Awesome twill blocks!

Kayla explained her adventures with texsolv and arrow pegs. 
Not quite finished, Missy shared her latest adventure with Nuno felting. Can't wait to see the final project.
Here we see the wool twill gamp blanket that Jan wove. A true heirloom for her and her family. 
Marty shared her scarf of alpaca doubleweave. Yummy soft!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Guild Meeting Program

Kayla gave her program on "Confused and Unclear....Figuring Out The Difference Between Doubleweave and Deflected Doubleweave." Well, she didn't seem to confused to me. She had excellent samples to help us tell the difference. Doubleweave is woven on two planes while deflected doubleweave weave is on one plane. It's a really tricky looking plain weave. Once you understand the threading, it becomes less confusing. And we had Kayla to explain it to us so now it does not look as tricky as we thought.

Another really great thing about weavers getting together is we are able to share. Marilynn had just recently been given some old textiles from a member of her husbands family. Look at the wonderful colors and patterns and size of the threads. I would still be trying to spin the thread........ it was wonderful that someone thought to put a note with these irreplaceable textiles. (click photos to enlarge)