Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weaving....

Finally the planets aligned enough to allow me to wrestle a warp onto the loom. It was a bit like putting tights on an octopus....but we're weaving!




Handyed merino/alpaca warp
Handspun merino/angora weft

I'm hoping for a scarf, it depends on its drapability when it comes off...who knows! You learn as you go!

8 comments:

riggwelter said...

It looks beautiful. You've just given me an idea for this cashmere/silk......

Caroline M said...

Don't be disappointed when you first cut it off the loom, mine comes off looking like airy board and after a quick soak is transformed into something totally different.

Very pretty abd remember that once you've wrestled the octopus you're half way done.

KimK said...

Nice! I love the colors!

Elizabeth said...

Doesn't it make you wonder why people always say you can't put handspun on as a warp?
: )

Lah Lah said...

Lovely looking piece of work.

I look forward to seeing the finished item.

Karen said...

Very pretty -- and it looks like it will be very soft. Ditto to what Caroline said -- until you've finished the fabric by washing, steaming or whatever, you don't really know what you have. It's a lot like knitting a fine lace shawl, finishing/blocking makes all the difference in the world!

Marianne said...

Oooooooohhhhhhhh, Jo! What a Beauty! Are you just loving the weaving? The colours, the fibre, all breathtaking.
Huh? 'people always say you can't put handspun on as a warp'? huh.
I've certainly seen different :^)
XOXOXOXOX

Heather said...

Fantastic! This is looking really great.