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Blue Silk scarf

Project
Draft: 
Plain weave
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 12/07/2013
Yarn
Yarn: Patons Silk Bamboo
Color: cornflower
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
108.00 in
Width on Loom: 
4.50 in
Finished Length: 
80.00 in
Finished Width: 
4.25 in
Notes: 

Needed a quick christmas gift and this came together in less than 4 hours. Simple, yet very elegant. Only my third project on the knitter's loom. 

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Log cabin

Project
Draft: 
Log cabin
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 05/16/2012 - Sun, 05/20/2012
Yarn
Yarn: Hawthorne Cottages English Leicester long wool
Color: Damson
Type: warp
Yarn: Hawthorne Cottages English Leicester long wool
Color: damson
Type: weft
Yarn: Bendigo Knitting Mills 8ply baby wool
Color: Raspberry
Type: warp
Yarn: Bendigo Knitting Mills 8ply baby wool
Color: raspberry
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
7.50 EPI
Length on Loom: 
8.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
42.00 cm
Finished Length: 
69.00 in
Finished Width: 
38.00 cm
Notes: 

First attempt at log cabin

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Sari Yarn Experiment

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Tue, 04/12/2011 - Thu, 04/14/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
5.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
180.00 cm
Width on Loom: 
40.00 cm
Notes: 

*** 15 April 2011 - Update ***

yay - its off the loom - I've not got a pic yet as the sun had gone down already and I was not keen to photograph it by the orange light of an eco-bulb (don't think it would do it justice). The texture is rather interesting, and the soumak weave made both the ends cleaner, and it seems to have also kept the warp threads more evenly spaced (either that or I'm getting better at weaving!). I'll have a pic or two up in the next day or so.

***13 April 2011 ***

I've had these balls of sari yarn in my stash for over a year now - afraid to use them because I did not know quite what do do with them. I tried to use them in kumihimo, however the twist was/is unstable so the yarn unravels itself while hanging from a marudai. I also wanted to try soumak weaving (thank you Miryam-chavah) as an experimental "end".

The sari yarn is working well as warp & weft, and the soumak weaving has madea a lovely starting end - which for rigid heddle users is a great way to reduce waste (because you normally instert a bit of flad card or paper to get your first lines running) this adds a decorative finish, while evening out the warp threads and giving you a base upon which to start weaving.

I'll have some pics to post tomorrow or the next day.

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Big blanket

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn: Minerva Sparkletone
Color:
Type: warp
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
9.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
31.00 in
Finished Length: 
7.00 ft
Finished Width: 
5.00 ft
Notes: 

This blanket used pickup sticks to create a double weave that could be unfolded when finished to create a blanket twice the width of the loom. I had a few problems with the shed not opening cleanly so I have some floating threads here and there, but considering the yarn was leftover moth-eaten rug yarn I am really pleased with the results. The fold is still pretty obvious; but I expect it will disappear with some use and washing.

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Set of Five variation tea towels

Project
Draft: 
tabby
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
15.00 EPI
SFMichael's picture

Baby Blanket

Project
Draft: 
Tabby
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 01/01/2011 - Wed, 01/05/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
7.50 EPI
Length on Loom: 
72.00 in
Width on Loom: 
31.00 in
Finished Length: 
48.00 in
Finished Width: 
29.00 in
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Tartan Blanket

Project
Draft: 
2/2 Twill
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Mon, 11/15/2010
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
Rigid Heddle
Number of Shafts: 
0
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
13.50 ft
Width on Loom: 
2.50 ft
Finished Length: 
6.50 ft
Finished Width: 
4.80 ft
Notes: 

Had to weave double the length, cut in half and stitch selvedges together.  There is a little puckering (minor) where my picks per inch varies due to inconsistent beating.

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Fabric Leftover Placemats

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
2.00 Ends/cm
Notes: 

I used up my Cotton Fabric leftovers from sewing to make 6 of those placemats for our dining table. I love them.

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New Items

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
0
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garden scarf

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 07/01/2010 - Thu, 07/08/2010
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Finished Length: 
2.00 m
Finished Width: 
18.00 cm
Notes: 

my first of - hopefully many more - stash reduction projects. Simple RH weaving, plain weave, let the colour talk project. I start to like the end with the triangle. Will try that some more.