ak6:10cricketStudents at the sold-out June 10th Cricket Class, all new to weaving, made this long and elegant weaving. A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon in June. Each student took home a small sample, a project note card and glossary of terms. Weave On!

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ak6:10warpMy latest warp for the weavers coming to learn on June 10, 2017. This cool warp is ready and waiting. This class is now completely sold out but if there is enough interest we can schedule another for Saturday, June 17, from 2-5 p.m. Register now at ewefibers.com. Class size is limited, so don’t delay.

 

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The Rhubarb Blanket is underway.  The stripes are working well with the rosepath weave. I plan to weave all of the warp first, then separate into three equal pieces, and join together for a blanket about 75 inches by 110 inches. The cones of cotton on the floor in the background are 11/2 Fox Fiber naturally colored cotton. The 11/2 cotton, wound double on the bobbins, will be used for the weft in this blanket.

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Since I am combining cotton and wool yarns in the warp I am paying particular attention to winding the warp on the sectioned back beam.

The rhubarb warp on the warping board; chained and sitting on the loom bench waiting to be threaded in Rosepath, and wound onto the back beam of my Gilmore loom.

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Here is the entire lot of Deren Bader’s mountain merino yardage. Dyed with rhubarb extract, and wound from her skeins of both 2 ply worsted and 3 ply dk combed.  I am combining these with some yellow wool from my stash and Maysville 8/4 rug cotton to wind a warp of 11 yards in length.  280 ends, total.

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Here’s the latest from my studio today. I have used two skeins from Daren Bader’s yarn collection to create this almost-plaid. 13 inches wide, 80 inches long, this handwoven beauty will be in the shop at EWE Fibers to see and touch. Join the April 1 Cricket Class and learn how to do this kind of work!