Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Bridal Shawl for a special bride!

 My first project on the triangle loom was making a bridal shawl for a very special bride. To say I was on a learning curve was an understatement but I managed to do okay. Included in the purchase of the loom was a tutorial DVD that was wonderful in learning this amazing way to weave with a continuous strand of weaving. There was a lot of freeze framing going on. I was under the gun because the mill was delayed in getting my fiber done which arrived with my order having been done all wrong. I am not happy with that mill right now or how they handled their error. So with just 10 days to get going I worked on this morning noon and night. It was fun and I am looking forward to working on the next one!
Handspun Alpaca
The beginning of the weaving process
A side view of the self warping
Under way!

Almost done, just a few more strands to go!

Adding the fringe...

All done!

A close up of the finished product

Off the loom and done!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

New Triangle Loom!

 I have been so busy and behind on blog posts! Our daughter is getting married in just a month so there is a lot to do. I recently got a new toy!
 When it arrived it was over 7 feet tall! I was actually up on the hill tending the bees when I saw it arrive, being carried over the UPS guys shoulder.
I came down and quickly put it together and got to work getting ready to use it! If you look it makes our wood burning stove look small to the left. In the next post I will share what I made.