Wednesday, 22 August 2012
In Between Quilting...
A short time ago (about two or three weeks) I learned about Saori weaving ... a freestyle form of weaving developed by a Japanese woman some years ago. Although I do not own a Saori Weaving Loom, I did have access to a friend's Ashford Knitters Loom. So I set about teaching myself to weave.
This is my very first attempt at weaving (in the Saori style - or any style for that matter!)
I have used my handspun yarn that is a 50/50 mix of Merino and Silk. For the Warp, I used a commercially spun 45/55 Silk/Merino yarn. The inclusions are the same yarn but unspun.
This has been such a wonderful achievement for me .. I love that I can take my own handspun yarn and make into fabric that I can use for anything I like.
My next project will be getting the old four shaft table loom, that I have had for about a year, cleaned up and working. Then I can weave wider and longer lengths of fabric. What fun!
Now back to the quilting and tangling ... have fun everyone!