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Winding the warp – Part 3 of a multi part weaving and sewing saga

A whole post on winding the warp!?  Well, um, yes.  But it will be a short one, I promise. See, first of all I decided to add a yard to the length of the warp.  I had about 10 wraps … Continue reading

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The Fabric starts – Part 2 of a multi part weaving and sewing saga

Over the last few years I have been dyeing with natural dyes.  In addition, NOBO has had an annual Dye Day in which participants bring different natural dyes and pre-mordanted yarns and we all dye skeins of yarn, dipping them … Continue reading

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September 2015 – Part 1 of a multi part weaving and sewing saga

In the September NOBO meeting we hosted Sarah Fortin  – who weaves up wonderful fabrics and sews them into lovely jackets and coats.  She brought some of those beautiful jackets and coats with her.  She spoke to us for 2-1/2 … Continue reading

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A little weaving…

I know, I know, it’s been over a year (make that over two three years) since I last posted on this blog.  Not sure why, but there you have it. I have done quite a few things since then, and maybe … Continue reading

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A barn loom in Haverhill

At the John Greenleaf Whittier house in Haverhill, MA there is a barn loom in need of repair.  Or so I thought.  So I offered my services, brought it to the weaving guild, and got 7 to sign up to … Continue reading

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I suppose they’re more useful than ashtrays

I remember when I was a kid in art class and the only thing that would come to mind when I looked at a lump of clay was “Ashtray!”   This is now my fourth shawl that I blog about and … Continue reading

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Mystery cloth

I wove this many years ago. I know that the yarn was a 22/2 Cottolin (cotton/linen blend).  But other than that, I have no idea what the weave structure is.  I really like this and would like to make another.  … Continue reading

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Rename this blog?

I think I am going to rename this:  My misfortunes with fiber! I was winding the warp for my next weaving project and the yarn just kept on tangling. I was winding on two strands at a time, both because … Continue reading

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Another shawl

Well I finished all the square knots and wound the warp onto the back beam.  I had a little problem getting all those knots through the reed, but a healthy tug was all it needed.  One or two knots gave … Continue reading

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Square Knots to Heaven

I read the directions that were in the magazine about 4 or 5 times.  All it said was:  “Place lease sticks in the cross and secure them to the loom …”.  But how?  I looked at the tiny photo they … Continue reading

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