Weaving: Canasta scarf finished

What a difference a little colour makes! My initial sample for this scarf was really dull and lifeless so I’ve made a couple of changes. Where I had the white & grey stripes, I’ve added in space dyed yarn – a mixture of deep green with orange and lime highlights. Advertisements

Weaving: Starting a new scarf

After all the work I’ve been doing on pant drafting, I’ve decided to start a new weaving project before I try to draft out a pair of jeans. The weaving group is doing a “weaving canasta”.  You draw 5 cards from a deck, each with a different weaving requirement.  Then you make something using those…

Iro Jacket Knock-Off: Part 1

I’m working on a knock-off of this jacket by Iro.   Part of the appeal was the waffle fabric.  The fabric I am going to use is hand-woven, a honeycomb weave, to have a similar texture to the original, but not as bulky. The first jacket I tried weaving fabric for, I ended throwing out because…

Silk Python Scarves

Recently a good friend lent me an 8-shaft table loom for a bit of a play.  I’m normally limited to 4-shafts so I decided to make the most of it.  The scarf pattern, by David Wismar, is the one shown on the cover of  May/June 2015 edition of Handwoven magazine. The draft is #45548 on…