Sunday, February 21, 2016

Upcoming Workshop: Layering Sprang on Woven Cloth

In about three weeks I'll be leading a workshop in making these sprang designs on a twill cloth.  We'll be using a supplementary warp technique to float some warps over the fabric, then plaiting the warps.  The stretchy fabric that results forms an interesting curved shape.

Participants can make a sampler, trying out different size, shape and placement of the motifs as well as various weave structures and even different yarns, or they can choose to repeat a pattern and create a scarf like this one.

To register for the workshop, you can visit this page at the Southern California Handweavers' Guild site.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

More Lacy-ness

That doup leno fabric would not leave my head.  I had to try it again in another colorway.  These scarves are in a slightly lighter weight cotton yarn than the previous ones.

Five scarves from this green series available for purchase at my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Bestla's Mantle" doup leno fabric

This is the fabric I ended up weaving for this project.  I used a finer weft than in my sample, and added a little glitz.  I used 16 shafts including the ones needed for the doup and standard heddles.