Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tour de fleece

I don't think I ever posted the finished blanket:
Additionally, for the past four days I have been spinning spinning spinning for the tour de fleece, one of the highlights of my spinning year. This year I am working on spinning up a Jacob x Dorset fleece which will be woven into cloth and then sewn into the Siberian Parka from Folkwear. There are five colors of grey and a little white, and I call it the cloth of the five greys since someone mentioned that on Ravelry. Here is some of the spun, but not finished, yarn.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The weaving is done.

i am so proud of this piece of fabric. It is 100 percent handspun wool from my stash, most of the yarns spun for knitting. The set is 10 epi, and the twill reverses every time the colors change. Weft is brown coopworth. All that remains is the cutting, seaming and hemming.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Blanket in progress

Today I cut off the samples I have been weaving on Bertha and began to put on a warp of handspun from my stash. It will be a blanket. I made I through all the beaming on of the warp and threaded about a third of it. I am using a point twill threading. I have yet to decide on a weft, and may spin one this week yet.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Fiber friday

Almost every Friday I meet a friend who also works downtown to spin over our lunch break. Today I was was Ethiopian cotton sliver a friend sent me on an Akha spindle.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Up to lots of no good.

I have been weaving
Winding warps for a blanket I am going to weave for myself:

And lots of spinning: Sally Fox cotton, wool that I have been combing, and silk hankies dyed by a friend in her indigo vat. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tomorrow I warp

Tomorrow I will try and warp big Bertha, with the warp chains below and then weave. I have bobbins wound and am ready to go.