Friday, April 17, 2015

Studio Happenings

I left off last week with a sample warp on the loom ready to go.  This week I got some weft cut and some samples woven, but I was a little stumped by what I was seeing in the picture in the book.  The book I am working from is in Swedish, I always thought that this wouldn't be a problem, because after all the weaving drafts are in chart form, and I can usually work out what the sett is in the text.

 It was a simple rosepath threading, and I could to a plain weave and a twill with no trouble at all, but there was something else they were doing that I just couldn't wrap my brain around.
I took the book with me on Tuesday,  to have Carol look at it.  She 
took one look at it and said something to the effect of, "Oh that's simple they are using overshot, see here you can see the tabby!"  Well duh, thought I, why couldn't I see it!  I hadn't thought about using overshot within a fabric rug.  That is why I am a weaving enthusiast, there will always be something new to explore!  Luckily I have enough sample warp left to try it out!
Next up this week was some blue jean strips for my challenge placemats.  I had a bunch cut ready to sew together, but I just hadn't gotten around to it.
I pulled out the Featherweight and got to work.  After a very short time, I had enough strips joined to make  5 more placemats!  Many times, all I have to do is make myself get started, and before you know it the task is done!
I loaded the shuttles as I went, but when I went to put them on the loom bench I remembered that I had ironed the weft on the placemats I had already done!  That will be a task for the next Studio day!

Until next time, Happy Spinning, Knitting and Weaving, Tina


LA said...

Hey...I've got some t-shirt fabric on rolls that you might be able to use! It would save cutting up more shirts! LOVE the Hollywood mats!!!

Theresa said...

Oh, which Swedish weaving book? I'm thinking you are doing some wonderful rose path inlay on plain weave?
Great mats!