Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Quick catch up

I'm so far behind here I thought I'd just do a quick catch up.

A machine knit and felted merino scarf with wonderful organic loops.

Another cotton warp for tea towels.
Didn't empty so many cones this time but every bit helps.

A batch of blankets reflecting the kauri tree.
This is Tuahu Kauri tree, reached by a short drive from home.
It is 12.8m to the first limb and has a diameter of 2.7m measured at a height of 1.5m.
Magnificent trees with a light golden wood.
Available from Pauanesia shop.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Desert Road t'towels

An exercise in using up cotton thread and exploring weave patterns.

Look at all the empty cones!
A mishap caused by not checking all threads.  See how the green is puckering; its not actually cotton.  When I did the burn test on a thread it went phewt and a ball of plastic was left on the bench.  Lovely if using a tea towel near a gas stove!
I wound some new warp in a darker green cotton, tied it to the old threads and pulled them through the reed and heddles and weighted them at the back of the loom.
The warp is a 5 end extended advancing twill and most wefts were woven with two shuttles.
I played in my software, turning half the tie up or turning half the treadling or cycling half the treadling or a combination thereof.
Some blended the stripes, some lines not so easy to follow.  The camera had trouble focusing.
This one below looks a bit like argyle and I like the border.

Hapara - Dawn Blankets

Three beautiful blankets which went to Pauanesia shop.