Category: Handwoven

Handwoven Bomber jacket : design musings

When Lyndle left a comment on my recent weaving post asking how long it took, it spurred me into action on planning my bomber jacket. I generally have something on the loom, and I weave whenever I feel like it. Sometimes for half an hour; sometimes for 4 hours. Sometimes each day; sometimes with gaps ...

Handwoven: Ray of sunshine tea towels

While hanging out the washing last month, I noticed that my tea-towels were threadbare and developing holes. And so my summer weaving project was decided for me. Initially I had planned to make something like this turned twill design, in pale yellow, silver and white. That design is for 8-shafts, but I was able to ...

rag woven fabric with the original fabric

A double-weave rag-bag

Sorry about the title, but it was the easiest way to describe it. Basically it is a small tote woven using strips of an unwanted fabric. Add in a little experimenting with double-weave to weave the body of the back as a tube and you get a double-weave rag-bag! You may recall, that I was ...

Marshmallow rag rug

Handwoven: The Marshmallow Rag Rug

Has this project been fun or what? I would never have thought that I would be weaving a rag rug, let alone be looking forward to making another.  To be honest, most of the ones that I'd seen were a random smattering of rag strips that didn't really appeal to me.  But when I saw ...

Handwoven: Happy accident scarf

My latest scarf is a bit of a happy accident. Collapse weave without even trying 🙂 Collapse weave is where the fabric naturally forms peaks and troughs as though it has been pleated or shirred, It does that because of the tensions within the warp and weft threads rather than any treatment. It started off ...

Handwoven: Thick/thin Tea-towels

First up, thanks to those who voted on which fabric to use for the cycling kit.  The filigree design won narrowly over the Mayan-style print.  I've kind of worked out how I'll use the print but I've had to put the project on hold for a little while.   I manage to pop my ankle ...

My Handwoven Top …. done!

Hurray!!! My handwoven top is finished! I think I have a few more grey hairs but I'm relieved to say that my weaving is off the loom, cut and sewn! One of the things I love about the lace weaves is watching the change in the fabric when it is cut off the loom and ...

Weaving progress and Wall to Wall Festival

The weaving for my top is going well.  I'm about half way through and it is looking really good so far.  I've been chipping away at it, half an hour to an hour at a time.  Just enjoying throwing the shuttle back and forth.  Relaxing, almost mesmerizing. Initially, I was having trouble with the lattice ...

Warping Front-to-Back then Back-to-Front

I've had a very trying week warping up the loom for my huck lace top. But like most things, you learn so much when things go bad. This is a warp chain of 700 threads. It is the first time that I've used so many threads for a warp. The most I've used before was ...

Weaving: Huck lace sampler

This summer I'd like to weave and sew a lacy top. One of my first weaving projects as a silk scarf woven in huck lace and plain weave. It was so delicate. I am always intrigued with lace weaves; by how the threads shift once the cloth is off the loom and washed. For my ...