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Monday, June 21, 2010

New Weaving

I started on my son's bible cover this Sunday and can I tell you, I'm in love with the shuttle! I love the way it moves through the shed, the fact that I don't need to un-weave to get more yarn out of the stick shuttle and it's ease of use. I am though discovering that my selvages on the left side are really loose while the right has a good tension. This is a close up of the fabric it's really the color of the first pic, but I needed to turn the flash off for this pic or it would washout completely. I love the look of the basket weave, although it's not true basket weave but, it's dense and I think will produce a nice sturdy fabric.
I tried the twining from the book, I can't say I love it, I like it but I'm still not sure. It was very easy for me to go from left to right on the teal strip, but going on the brown from right to left was a challenge, I don't know why it was but it just seemed that my brain didn't get the concept of doing it as easily. It was a very interesting exercise.

I need more bobbins, since I want to work in different colors on this, I ordered some from Harrisville and they should arrive sometime this week, as for temp bobbins I took some card stock cut to size, wrapped it around a dowel and taped the open ends to form a tube, wrapped yarn around those and kept working. Not that it's news to any veteran weavers, but some newbies might not know that's a temporary option.

7 comments:

Theresa said...

Looks great and I bet practice will even up those selvage edges.
On the spinners & weavers housecleaning pages someone is selling a lot of shuttles, some boat.

Judy said...

I've struggled with twining myself and I don't know why? From the photos that I've seen, it seems like it should be easy, but, my fingers/brain don't seem to connect on that one! Nice fabric!

PattyAnne said...

I would love to see how you construct the Bible cover! Will you be showing us?

Julie said...

It looks wonderful! I have started working on my scarf but its slow going right now with summer here!

bspinner said...

Your weaving is wonderful. Don't judge what you weave until its off the loom and washed.

Benita said...

That's going to be a lovely Bible cover - I think the twining areas will really add to it. And I think every weaver has a good selvedge and a bad one. From what I can tell, if you are right-handed, that will be your good one, and the opposite for lefties. At least that is from my own observations from the classes I have taught. Does this fit you as well?

Delighted Hands said...

Looking' good! The boat shuttle will make for a much easier throw than the stick shuttle!