Category: Handwoven

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 ...

Weaving: Canasta scarf finished

What a difference a little colour makes! My initial sample for this scarf was really dull and lifeless so I've made a couple of changes. Where I had the white & grey stripes, I've added in space dyed yarn - a mixture of deep green with orange and lime highlights. The yarn is quite fine ...

Weaving: Starting a new scarf

After all the work I've been doing on pant drafting, I've decided to start a new weaving project before I try to draft out a pair of jeans. The weaving group is doing a "weaving canasta".  You draw 5 cards from a deck, each with a different weaving requirement.  Then you make something using those ...

Weaving: My rug is finished

Drum-roll please? The rug is off the loom, ends woven in and hemstitched. Yay! And this is what it looks like... The pattern is straight out of Handwoven magazine (May/June 2000) : Caribbean windows rug by Michael Rohde.(4-shaft version).  The reverse colours show on the back Warp : 4ply cotton - lime Weft: Wool rug ...