Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shadow weave scarves the third, not just for men

I am really liking this 'shadow weave' structure.  
From a distance it looks elegant but up close a whole world of colour and pattern opens up and quite a variety of pattern from one threading can be achieved.

Now available at Inspirit Studio and Gallery, Hamilton.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

One evenings work!

Guess its a start - one stitch.  
Went to sleep after that!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Scarves for Ava Lee

Am delighted to be supplying a local dress shop, Ava Lee, with a small selection of scarves.
Red and Black 5 end damask.  Black with red dots on reverse side, wool.

Red and wine, 5 end damask, wool.

Deflected double weave, hand dyed merino wool.

Wool, angora, rayon show casing a slub yarn.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Shadow weave scarf the second

Looks good doesn't it. 
Why would anyone weave an entire scarf that they know doesn't feel good. 
Yep, that would be me!
The light thread is supposed to be merino (though I have a big question over that but that's what it was sold to me as) - overtwisted hairy crap.  If half the jinxes I put on the manufacturer come true someone will be feeling very sorry for themselves right now.

So I spent precious hours removing said threads and replacing them with true merino.
Then I had to sit awhile with tea and chocolate cake!
Now that I've got that off my chest I do take some responsibility for making a bad choice.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Shadow Weave Scarves

Woke this morning to the sound of gun shots, sat bolt upright in bed and saw a red light through the crack in the curtains and thought fire.
Just the sky alight.
Duck shooting season has started - I hate it! 

Pete is in Auckland helping the kids with a building repair job.  As I have so much weaving on order I elected to stay home and weave but it does take quite a bit of time to prepare designs and thread the loom.
More shadow weave scarves for men.  Yes, Field Days are just over a month away.
I have started a Small Business page on facebook if you are interested in a quick look (and maybe "liking" it).  Follow the link.

I also edit a facebook page for the Fibre Artists at the Cargo Shed in Tauranga which might interest some.
My goodness I am getting into social media scene!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Rata Red Blankets

These rata red blankets are in Pauanesia store.  Click the link to see more pictures.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tea towel warp

Playing with different tie ups and treadlings while testing the "fixed" loom.
The threading is the same as for the banner and winning alpaca shawl and has a warp of alternate threads of cotton and linen.
I probably should have ironed the fold creases but ....
First tie up included 1-3, 3-1 twill and tabby.
No 2 woven as an echo weave.  This towel has a ramie weft and is probably not as absorbent as cotton or linen.
Woven as 4 colour double weave.  Showing a bit much pink as you can see by the 'white' background.
and the reverse side.
These were fun to play with so may do more for the Cargo Shed after 50 metres of scarf material.  I better get working.