Can you believe it? Another year has flown by and we have a brand new year ahead of us as we learn and explore new ideas on our looms. Share your weaving adventures here……….
Towel #7 from the JST Ocean Bouclé kit!
🤣 Sort of. I’m retired since 2010 but I’ve only been weaving since 2020. And only on my David III since June, so your compliments warm my heart ❤️. My usual “thing” is watercolor painting. But sadly it has taken a back seat to weaving. I have an Etsy shop where I sell my work as a painter, but some of my weaving may be going in there at some point. A person can only use and gift so many towels and blankets. 🤣
If you have only been weaving since 2020, Deb, I am very impressed with how you have advanced.
Thank you. I think I’ve been marinating as a weaver for over 40 years. That was when my hubby gave me a little Schacht rigid heddle. Which I used once to make a hideous artsy wall hanging. There were no local classes back in the before time, and no YouTube or Digital Jane! 🥰
Me too. I've been retired since 2014, my artistic path varies, with many years as a High School Art teacher, followed by many years as a photographer, taking folks on photo adventures in the Southwest. Always kept my weaving loom and spinning wheel since college. I set weaving aside to pursue faster art making (photography). Now, I have the time, energy and Jane's lessons to re-ignite my passion for fiber. I too have an Etsy shop (AuntKitsKnits) and will check out your painting. My life is full of art and craft, I live in Paradise (durango colorado). My favorite crafts include silversmithing, basketry, weaving, tapestry and oil painting. I'm anxious to get to my 8H loom and Season 6 towels, and learning to quit mucking with the selvedges.
Placemats for my dear niece in colors to match her new great room chair and sofa. The design is from Season 5 Episode 9, and are placemat number 5.
These are very easy to warp and fast to weave using 8/4 cotton.
After sampling some yarn for a project I opened the sett several times to see how various yarns in my stash would look. This one currently on my loom is set at 4EPI using an unknown wool yarn, equivalent to about a 4/12 Linen. I'm very new to weaving and so much of my "play time" when I'm working on Jane's projects are "learning time." I love it though and combined with Jane's fantastic teaching (especially the theory part) has taught me a great deal.
(This is my first time trying to import a photo so if it doesn't come up after posting I'm hoping to figure it out soon.)
Check off the first item on my (very long) list of weaving projects for 2023-Linda's Scarves, the 8-shaft version. This was my first attempt at 8-shaft twill, and while definitely not perfect, I'm quite chuffed with the result. I hope you all can see the picture. Mine always seem to show up as links instead of just showing the image.
These look great! These scarves are also on my to do list - just haven't decided on a colour yet.
Thank you! Now that I know the pattern, I'll probably do them again in a different color grouping. The weaving itself was fun and not difficult to follow once I was familiar with the blocks.
If you want the image to show up without the link, choose "BBC code full linked" after you upload. It's the one with url at both end of the link. ;)
Just took my double width waffle weave off the loom. Really happy. My own project but totally due to the confidence I feel from completing up to the start of season 6 of the School of Weaving. ADORE this programme. This is the best way, for me, to properly understand the structures behind the weaving. Go You Good Thing Jane ( and her team).
Wow! That's huge! What a job that must have been. I love the colors. I'm only on Season 3, but I've learned so much. Glad to know good things are still ahead.
I've been taking better notes on this warp. I photograph my sequences, add text in the phone edit app, print and hang from the castle.
I also find that it helps if I photograph the tie up along with the sequences I'm weaving. I've been doing this for the current project, because I've been confused when I want to repeat my warp sequences and patterns.
You can tell that photography is my day job, because my whole weaving process is documented :)
I am learning that when I make changes to Jane warps, some of her expertise and years of "doing" is missing. The drafted warp from Season 6 Episode 2 is my favorite. But when I moved away from the symmetry of it, I learned that her design with blocks extending beyond the color changes was what I loved weaving. As in this photo. I don't know what my tie up was (regular old turned twill?). but I really like when the A block extends beyond the white stripes of the warp.