Saturday, February 21, 2015

A February Catch Up....

So February is drawing to a close and it's about time for a catch up! I finally finished the warp off that I put on the loom for the Hospice Vintage Fair. It is quite narrow but lots of fun, you can view a video of the whole thing here. Not sure what it will become yet, I may make some more bags!

 January saw me finally getting to grips with my knitting machine after it has been in storage for 5 years. I've been knitting some blanks up for the time being, yes and dyeing them!

and with the loom being free I soon got the blanks warped and wove a couple of scarves, although I wove scarf one at less ppi than scarf 2 and scarf 2 has a much better feel to it, the moral to this tale, sample you nitwit, you had plenty of yarn! Anyway now I've got a better idea how much warp and weft I need for one of these I will probably experiment a little more with the hand painting and add some more colour!

See you in March!


... Bimbi said...

This is really fascinating! Sadly I don't own a knitting machine, but if desperate one could hand knit.
What colour did you use for weft? It looks great.

Bimbi x

Joanna said...

Hi Bimbi, thanks for your comment the weft was handpainted in the same way as the warp. It would be a very slow process to handknit blanks jst to dye for this purpose, a similar way to do this without knitting would be to wrap mini skeins on a niddy noddy or warping device and dye them in sequence.

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