I wanted to wash a little bit of fleece, which I have already written about on my Farmsteadstudio blog, and I also wanted to try something. A different project, something I have been putting off. I wanted to see if I could weave a shawl out of my handspun, on the rigid heddle loom, in just one day!
I opened up my tubs of handspun wool, and started to look through it all. I immediately began to worry about ruining some of my precious yarn by using it. What if I made a mistake! All those hours at the wheel wasted, I seriously thought about closing up the tub and not doing the project after all! That is when I spotted a couple of skeins of yarn that had been a blending experiment that I had tried, that had gone well enough, but the colors just were not what I would have normally used. I had enough of this so so yarn to do a shawl. My math skills are not the greatest, but I figured out that I could easily do a shawl 22inches in width, and a 4 yard warp, which was the length that some of the other weavers use for shawls.
By 4:40pm, I had the shawl/scarf off of the loom, and I began to twist the fringes. I did a very soft twist this time, cause that's how I wanted it to be.
Until next time, Happy Spinning, Knitting and Weaving, Tina