Tag: Handwoven

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 ...

Iro Jacket Knock-Off: Part 1

I'm working on a knock-off of this jacket by Iro.   Part of the appeal was the waffle fabric.  The fabric I am going to use is hand-woven, a honeycomb weave, to have a similar texture to the original, but not as bulky. The first jacket I tried weaving fabric for, I ended throwing out because ...

Silk Python Scarves

Recently a good friend lent me an 8-shaft table loom for a bit of a play.  I'm normally limited to 4-shafts so I decided to make the most of it.  The scarf pattern, by David Wismar, is the one shown on the cover of  May/June 2015 edition of Handwoven magazine. The draft is #45548 on ...

‘Start with a skein’ SWAP: Finish with a scarf

Since my SWAP wardrobe was inspired by the colours in a skein of yarn, I should show you the finished scarf.  After a few wrong turns learning experiences, the end result was a featherweight scarf that really showed up the colour variations in the dying.  As a recap, this is the skein as I bought ...