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Let there be… lampshades

I got the lampshades completed. One I did on Sunday, the other this morning. Yet to take a picture of them together. But I am pleased with them. Learnt a few things too. My weaving needs to be finer, so next time I’ll try a single strand per slot/hole on my 15 dent heddle.I might… Continue reading Let there be… lampshades

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Construction frustrations

My lampshade kit arrived, and I’ve secured the ends of my weaving for its wash and dry. I have sufficient for two 20cm lampshades. Not a picture of it on the line, but before the wash. I’ve read through the instructions and fingers crossed all will be fine. But my construction woes are not with… Continue reading Construction frustrations

Weaving

Finished … nearly

Here you go. Off the loom. Just need to give it a quick zigzag hem and a soak.

General Topics · Plants in my Garden · Weaving

Into the blue

Here’s a picture of the current weaving. I simply love this variegated yarn. The warp is Lake Combo in an 8/2 cotton and the weft is Mixed Berry in the same weight cotton. The combination is coming through well and I like the way it’s weaving up. I decided against doing some pick up pattern,… Continue reading Into the blue

General Topics · Weaving

The Reel World

This past week, work has simply gotten in the way of crafting. I had to take a trip out for work. Once in the previous week in the car, but this past week I took the train. I’ve not done that for about 15 months. All was fine, not very busy and all masked up… Continue reading The Reel World