Sample Weave: Plain Weave Checks

Woven sample

Here’s my sample weaving project with rigid heddle loom. I tried to do things systematically and first thing I did was selecting yarns and made several yarn wrappings to find colourways I like. Then I warped the loom with one stripe design and started weaving with seven deferent weft stripe designs.

 

Yarns
From top left: 50% cotton 50% polyester Luminous Pink, 100% lambs wool Persimmon Orange, Tender Shoot Green, Ocean Wave Blue, Hyacinth Violet, From top right: 100% lambs wool Vanilla Ice White, Moon Struck Grey, Gardem Glade Green, Ecru Olive Green, Desert Palm Brown

 

weaving process on rigid heddle loom

woven fabric close-up

woven fabric on rigid heddle loom

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New yarn and new colour

Last week I received a box full of colourful yarn to be added to my colour palette and for my experiment of new colourways.

It’s so exciting to have a variety of colours and just looking at it makes me so happy. I love to feel the depth of colour on yarn and the richness that printed fabric cannot always have.

You will probably see my knitted fabric in more vibrant colours soon!

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Old Wool Winder

Wool Winder

I’d been looking for a wool winder and have finally found one I really like. It’s an old/used Silver Reed Jumbo Winder and I like the size and colour.

I find winding yarns addictive and also kind of therapeutic, I’m pretty sure some of you agree with it :)

Jumbo Winder

Woven Colours




I’ve tried some weaving today (well, if I’m allowed to call it “weaving” though) as part of my experiment on colours, materials and texture.

I used magazine shreds, fabric shroud by hand and rope made of paper.

It was a real fun, those only found objects could become a casual piece of art when it’s properly framed and hung on the wall :)