Saturday, December 27, 2008
Dye Exchange Handspun Handwoven blanket
I used all of the fiber I got from the Wasatch Woolpack dye exchange this year. The intent was to use only the exchange yarn but there was not enough yarn to weave the piece the width and length I wanted it. I added most of the handspun yarn I had sitting around. The weft is Jagger Spun yarn. Sett 12 epi, woven in plain weave. I had some tension issues from the front rod tieup that caused skipped threads. Those I fixed with a darning needle. The fringe was cut at 6 inches long and twisted in 4 thread sections.
I tied the warp to a dummy warp I had on the loom. After doing this several times I have come to the conclusion that it does not safe time and not really too much warp. It does safe from threading mistakes. This one is the fourth handspun handwoven blanket I make and that will be it for a while since I don't have any more fiber is colors to spin. I do have plenty of other fiber but not in different colors, plus how many blankets should one have?
Next on the Glimakra a rug and on the Leclerc Compact a Huck lace table runner. .....I love the rithm in weaving!
Again: click on the images for a better idea on color. Blogger keeps washing out the pictures....I wonder why?