Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ta Da.... Overshot-Woven Shibori

Just off the loom and laying on my floor I have two different overshot runners AND a little Woven Shibori !!! All on the same warp and tie-up! I will have fringe on the smaller runner and a turned hem on the long one. The Woven Shibori is just for fun and to use up the rest of the warp!

First I wove this small-ish runner.
Next I wove a longer runner.
The Woven Shibori will have to tell me what it wants to be a bit later. I will pull resist threads, apply dye and let it dry, then take out the resist threads. Next will be a wash and iron. Future Fun!!

Finishing off this overshot warp, I have Woven Shibori!! You can see where I had to  change to yellow resist thread because I ran out of the white. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Woven Shibori and Overshot

Remember this?????

An overshot runner I was weaving..... it is finished now.

Now I am weaving some woven Shibori on the rest of this warp.

I ran out of the white 5/2 cotton resist thread and started using some yellow 5/2 cotton. You can see your mistakes better when you use a colored thread. I have not had any trouble using a colored resist thread. (But I do pick light colors.)

I don't know for sure how much yardage I will have when I am finished, but should have at least a yard or two. May not dye this until this summer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

More Creative Overshot

I am now weaving ad lib..... I am still keeping my overshot blocks together: 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 1-4

I am just having a bit of fun. Not sure where it will take me, but having fun. When I get to the middle...when ever that will be...... I hope I have kept good records so I can reverse.

For this runner, I am having a white turned hem.

Warp: 10/2 white tencel
Weft: 8/2 royal tencel
Tabby: 20/2 tencel

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Weaving Overshot

Weaving for fun means that I can weave woven shibori, bronson lace, or overshot any day I want. And as I have mentioned before, I really love the look of overshot. Not just the 'traditional' but the 'creative' weaving of overshot. My good friend, Jeff, weaves the most wonderful coverlets, but I like to mix it up.

I have used a name draft to get my pattern. The pattern is NOT woven on the diagonal. Maybe the next one I can try that! (I think I have enough for two runners).

testing the pattern

this may work!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weaving with Novelty Yarns

The Cabool weaving guild got together and worked at winding a warp using novelty knitting yarns and regular weaving threads.  Everyone helped. No one was allowed to just observe. It was like 'weaving camp' !!!

We all helped pick colors, yarns, and then pulled them through the reed in a random order. It was very interesting to see how everyone did each step a little differently. Some used a heddle hook, others did not. Since not all of us 'lash on', Dawn showed us how to do that. Becky showed us how to make 'doups' for the front beam. After is was all on the loom and ready for the weft, we left that part for Becky to do. Can't wait to see the final scarf! It will be awesome!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Another Diva Christmas

Another great year with my Weaving Divas. This next year will be a "plain weave" year. But nothing "plain" about this group. So keep watching.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dreaming Under the Tree

Dreaming of a white fleece under the tree? Maybe yarn? A bobbin?

Just Dreaming!

Blessings to you and yours!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Sorry, I have been busy with friends and family. I should be back at the loom soon.
Happy Holidays