Sunday, February 24, 2013

Projects on hold?... Nah...

Hee hee, I mentioned all projects but the granny square afghan were on hold. Not!

Yesterday I warped my loom for a sample piece to check yarns and guage for a blanket I want to weave. At only 160 warp threads it seemed a snap compared to the last few warps of several hundred threads. Had it finished by end of day. Today I started weaving and the little sample is almost done at this hour.

The blanket is going to be animal themed. I'm using a series of filet crochet patterns. Multi-colored. Oooh, it's going to be nice I think.

The structure of this weave is called 'summer and winter' and I'm using a technique called 'summer and winter pick-up'. The fabric is reversible. It's absolutely awesome and exciting. In order to weave this sample without a pick-up stick my loom would require over 30 shafts! The pick-up stick allows me to weave it with only 4. So cool! It's a bit of work but like many things, a rhythm develops.

It's exciting!!


2 comments:

  1. That is going to be a fantastic blanket. I just taught a class in S&W and I had fun doing the pickup. I got it down to just two pick-ups per pattern row.

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Deanna. This is my first foray into S&W. I am working 2 pickups per row also, per the instructions in Weaver's Craft, Fall 2003.

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