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Karren K. Brito's picture

China Blue Tweed Scarf and Easter Tam

Project
Draft: 
2/2 Twill
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 03/21/1991 - Thu, 03/28/1991
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
15.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
5.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
15.00 in
Finished Length: 
90.00 in
Finished Width: 
13.00 in
Notes: 

This is part of my exploration of modern tweeds.  It is both light weight and supple.  Made from 5 different yarns, a cotton flake, a heather 8/2 wool. a very fine varigated wool, a turquoise fine worsted (spinning, not size) wool, and polyester "FunFur".  The scarf is a generous 13" by 90" with 7" of twisted fringe on each end.  The Fun Fur gives a subtle hairy appearance to the cloth.  The hair was buried during the weaving and is slowly working it way out; I expect the fuzzy to continue to develop. The sewn tam is lined and adorned with a ribbon cockade and button.  For sunrise services even if it snows.

RepWeaver's picture

"Tiny Blocks" Towels - Warp #72

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011 - Mon, 03/21/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 20/2 Cotton
Color: Tans, Olive, Browns
Type: warp
Yarn: 10/2 mercerized cotton
Color: Browns, tans & greens
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Sett: 
37.50 EPI
Length on Loom: 
9.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
22.00 in
Notes: 

Here is another version of my 8H twill block design. This time I scaled the blocks back to about 2/3 the size of my previous towels in order to produce more texture. I am pleased with the results and made an effort to show the "bumps" in the finished towels by taking a few of the photos minus the flash.

This nine yard warp produced nine towels each approximately 19" x 28". They have a very pleasing hand.

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Colors From My Valley Series #1

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Tue, 03/08/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
AVL WDL 24/24
Number of Shafts: 
24
Sett: 
20.00 EPI
Notes: 

Using Habu silk A-4, working thru sett and yield sample scarf.  I have a series of natural dyes from my valley dyed on this yarn and I want to do a series of scarves.  This scarf is a warm up to "learn the yarn" and design for it.  Sett, Drape, Color..... this particular warp is done for only one scarf using my 1 oz skeins of oak leaves, various acorns and wild madder.  This will tell me how much yarn is used in one scarf so I can design with what I have on hand!  Color challenge, I ran dyepots "without" planning for the final project so it will be a challenge to use up the colors I have done.  Here is a link to where I put the yarns up on line....

Dawn McCarthy's picture

Block Twill Scarf, 3 shuttle weave

Project
Draft: 
Block Twill
Project Status: 
Finishing
Yarn
Yarn: Jaggerspun Superfine Merino
Color: 3 greens
Type: warp
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
26.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
7.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
11.50 in
Notes: 

Block weave twill using 3 shuttles to create more block effect - from Interweave's book Twill Thrills as basis

Dawn McCarthy's picture

Block Twill

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Source
This Draft is from: 
Book
Source Title: 
Twills Thrills
Author(s): 
Interweave Press
Additional Source Info: 

Block draft used for treadling, 2 blocks - a = treadles 1,2,3,4, b= treadles 5,6,7,8 , 8 shafts 8 treadles in draft are quartered and twill is rotated, treadles 9 & 10 are for plain weave 

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TinaHilton's picture

Water Bottle Tote Bag

Project
Draft: 
3/1:1/3 twill
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 02/14/2011 - Mon, 02/28/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 8/2 cotton
Color: tan
Type: warp
Yarn: 8/2 cotton
Color: variegated
Type: warp
Yarn: 8/2 cotton
Color: tan
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
16
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
30.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
3.00 in
Finished Length: 
64.00 in
Finished Width: 
2.75 in
Notes: 

Someone on Weavolution (I think) made a bag out of a long strip of handwoven fabric.  I thought it was a very clever design and wanted to do one of my own as a tote for water bottles.  I sewed the seams by hand and cut short fringe on the ends.  I would probably hem the ends if I was at home and had access to my sewing machine.

I found the source of this design ... well, at least where I found it.  It's http://donisdelis.blogspot.com/2009/01/l...

Karren K. Brito's picture

Mallard jacket fabric

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 01/14/2011 - Sun, 01/16/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
Harrisville 36" 4T/4H
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
6.50 yd
Width on Loom: 
22.00 in
Finished Length: 
6.10 yd
Finished Width: 
21.00 in
Notes: 

A friend wanted her skiens of handspun, 2 ply, woven  into a a fabric suitable for a jacket.  The handspun was a lovely dark heather that reminded us of mallard ducks.  The handspun was limited.  Chose a pattern for the jacket with out collar cuffs, lapels and princess styling to avoid the bulk of darts; needed 2.5 yds of 45" fabric.  Wove the cloth half width to reduce the loom waste.  Added two yarns to the handspun; a milk chocolate suri alpaca  with 10% tencel) and a teal boucle.  Made the warp 22" wide and 6.5 yards long  for 6 yds. woven fabric and 1/2yd. loom waste.  A 2/2 twill structure allows the cloth to be dense enough and still be pliable enough for a jacket.

The cloth is 75% hand spun, threaded in a straight twill with both accent yarns both on H4.  Woven as a straight 2/2 twill with 3 shuttles.  The cloth is quite lovely but has been hard to photograph; the curls of the boucle seem to catch the flash and seem much more prominent in the pics.

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Snowflake Twill Shawl - Schwedenstern - Schal

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010 - Thu, 12/16/2010
Yarn
Yarn: Kammgarn Nm 28/2
Color: light green and green (Farngrün und Hellgrün)
Type: warp
Yarn: Seidengarn
Color: natur, uncolored
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
14.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
165.00 m
Width on Loom: 
43.00 cm
Finished Length: 
150.00 cm
Finished Width: 
40.00 cm
Notes: 

Doing this on a table loom without treadles is quite difficult. I suggest using a magnetic board for keeping track of the progress per rapport.

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Schwedenstern (Swedish star)

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Source
This Draft is from: 
Other
Source Title: 
Traditional
Author(s): 
Traditional
Publication Date: 
unknown
Additional Source Info: 

Traditional tablecloth pattern, by name associated with sweden.

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SFMichael's picture

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.