ak2rosepathsOn the loom now, a double rose path with plain weave black cotton inserts. The red cotton warp on the selvages mixes with the 11/2 Vresis naturally-colored organic cotton warp sett at 20 epi.

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akrhubarbbedRhubarb Blanket: final size 73 inches by 91 inches. Details on materials and techniques in this rose path rhubarb blanket @aktextiles

akrhubarbmeasureakrhubarbdryAfter the three panels of the rhubarb blanket are assembled, I spread it out on the studio floor to measure it prior to washing. The blanket then dried on a rack outside in the sun.

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.