eklectikfish by kateepie

Monday, 28 February 2011

Magic

I love my new loom and I love weaving - its so magical to turn miles and miles of (potentially) tangly yarn into, well, fabric.  Especially when it comes off the loom so stiff and unyielding and becomes like proper cloth when its washed and dried.

This warp has created nearly 4 metres of cloth!  This is destined to become 5 cushions (1 or 2 of which will be belated Christmas presents), and three iphone holders.  I chose a charcoal grey cotton since this colour worked well with my colour choices on Margo's course, and I'm really pleased with the richness of some of the colours.

Next time, I will take (more) care to avoid threading errors - correcting errors is all very well if you happen to have a spare heddle in the right place - I had to create two new heddles from thread, which meant that two threads were permanently a little higher than the rest and sometimes got missed.  Oh well, its a learning curve...

Here is a section on the loom, a nice zigzag in recycled silk, cotton and viscose:


Here is the bundle that came off the loom, a jumble of different colours and textures





This one shows three pieces - the green twill and the multi-coloured bands are going to be iphone cosies; the trellis you can just see in the back top left corner is the end of a cushion.



I can't wait to get these sewn up and in my folksy shop - my first two sold this weekend, so I'm dead chuffed.

Now, what to weave next....

Kxx

7 comments:

  1. Wow, you've got a loom - amazing (does it take up a lot of space?)!! I love what you've created on it, too; will keep a look out in your Folksy shop for the fruits of your labour, Liz :)

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  2. Thanks Liz :-) not too bad space-wise - it's 74cm square. Having said that, trying to find a table/piece of thick ply to turn into a table to put it on is turning into a bit of a nightmare! May have to succumb to a stand...

    It is lovely to have the freedom to create the cloth you want, within reason!

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  3. Here's to the miles and miles of fabric to come. I envy you because you know how to sew. And to me, the second photo from the bottom is absolutely dreamy.

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  4. hi i have just found your blog via craft blog uk and i am just taken aback by how amazing your fabric is

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  5. Wow thats gorgeous! I'd love to give it a go, but I currently just don't have the room!
    Congrats on your sales too :)
    Ashley x

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  6. Wow. That is crazy amazing.

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  7. Hi Katie, I'm on a weaving journey too. I find your blog inspiring as I begin gathering and learning. I am restoring a heddle and a 4 shaft table loom and I'm searching for a picture of it to help me. It has a London School of Weaving and Kensington Weavers Assn label on it. I have linked up with Hilary at The Loom Exchange so all is not lost.
    Sue

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