Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Weaving 101

I finally had a chance to road-test my Ashford Knitter's Loom only a year after having received it as a Christmas gift. Jeesh. Anyway, weaving on my new toy brought forth memories of my floor loom days, only on a smaller scale and sans the eight harnesses, warping board, etc. Yep, this loom is easy peasy to use, warping directly onto the loom itself. Neato, let me tell you as I always found dressing a biggie floor loom to be a bit tedious.

Within an hour of beginning I had the Ashford dressed with some worsted weight wool and ready to weave! Check it out...





The weft is some of my hand-dyed looped wool, which I space-dyed last summer in subtle blues and greens. I bought the nekked yarn at Art Fibers in San Francisco on one of my northerly jaunts up the coast.

I didn't get fancy with the weave. It's just plain (over 1, under 1), but I think it looks quite nice nonetheless.



Throwing my shuttle to and fro I finished the 8 x 108" scarf in an afternoon. Not a bad way to whittle away the hours as far as I'm concerned!



I see some serious woven stash busters in my future...

9 comments:

Heather said...

So exciting! Looking forward to seeing more woven stuff :)

woolanthropy said...

Good Golly that is awesome! Way to rock some warp and weft.

Claire said...

Cool! That is just gorgeous! Please proceed with stash busting, and then put the results up for sale!!

Corvus said...

Lovely! The texture is awesome.

Deneen said...

I have to thank you because by reading this post, I checked out the loom you have (no, not buying one now, but impressed by it's portability)-however it had dealers in the area. One was located 9 miles from my house-I was perplexed, so I clicked the link. Damn it, I lived within a mile of that place 15 years ago and never knew it existed (wasn't into fiber then) and someone had mentioned the owners name and I ASSUMED she wouldn't be interested in classes, etc. I called her this AM, all I have to do is bring my wheel (sitting 3 years now) and free spinning lessons. She has a sheep farm, is into all the processing, felting, etc. I wanna kiss you-smooch, so see, this post (love the scarf) finally forced me to look up this person and woot, finally a kindred spirit local for me :)

Kelly said...

I love hearing about your exploits. Though you are such an enabler. I'm not buying a loom yet, but you sure make it tempting

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Sweet! I have been gazing at looms on eBay, and any links you have provided, because I love looking at them. Not sure I would want to own one...yet...so I will continue to enjoy your exploits!

I make a scarf last night too, but the one I made was in lowly crochet and even lower red heart yarn....gag...cough...something my DIL picked up at goodwill....I see some serious yarn lessons in her future!

ButcherBeast said...

heya, do you have an email i can contact you on? i have a very important question i need to ask you about one of your patterns.

thanks!

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