For most of this week, I have been completely convinced of my inability to produce an FO post today but lo and behold… I reached Thursday afternoon, the trees cleared, and I finally saw the metaphorical Â wood.Â In other words, I whipped that craft room into proper order and had space in which to work.
To be truthful, I do not suppose this really is a finished object; it is a finished weaving, but it has yet to become whatever it is destined to be.
This is my second weaving, which has been sitting around on the loom for a little while now waiting until I could cut it off.
The problem of course is that it is an open weave and I am treating it as a piece of fabric and did not intend to knot the warp ends.Â I needed to sew them.Â Which meant… that I needed to unearth the sewing machine and make space to do some sewing.Â Having finally achieved the seemingly impossible task, I reacquainted myself with the workings of my sewing machine today (believe me, this does not come easily to me.)
Et voilÃ :
The finished piece measures approximately 13″ x 35″, and it has a very crisp handle despite its open structure.
- Warp: commercial cotton warp
- Weft: handspun wool singles, with handspun 2 ply silk
- Loom: Ashford knitters loom
- Reed: 7.5 DPI
- Warp ends: I forgot to count
What to do with it?
I had the notion that I could use this to back a hand bound journal but there is rather more than I need for that.
Although I spun the batts randomly, the pink and purple parts seem to have separated themselves a little and I like the colour graduation very much — perhaps I should just hang it on the wall.
Okay, I am pleased with this.
I still have a skein of the singles and half the silk left, so I could make another piece like this if I wanted to. Perhaps not just yet – I still have cotton fibres up my nose from weaving this!
Cannot wait to start the next weavingÂ For the last few weeks, I had madly believed that I would just whip up another couple of weavings this week, while Mr L was away.Â Ha ha!