"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More Winter Weaving

"I feel within an impulse , perhaps that divine impulse which has moved all races- in all ages and in all climes, to record in enduring form the emotions that stir within." C. Valentine Kirby ~This is a continuation of my Winter Weaving post ( December 29, 2008 ). I wrote about warping ( threading ) my loom. I put 10 yards of warp on the loom. That is, 10 yards of weaving possibilities. I planned to weave one table runner and several segments of fabric to make small purses. With one plain colored warp, there are still endless possibilities for the finished product ! I am weaving a simple weave only, nothing fancy requiring a lot of concentration. ~This segment of woven fabric is done in some of my home grown wool that has been dyed and spun into 2 ply yarn. I combined it with some of the pink Jacob / angora wool I did a post on earlier. The pink, cotton candy looking wool. You can see threads of pink throughout this piece of fabric. ~Here is a segment of a lot of the pink, woven in with some of the novelty yarns I have collected. ~This is the table-runner. The weft ( that is the back and forth weaving ) is comprised completely of my hand spun Jacob wool, with a bit of the pink angora / Jacob spun in. This is a deliberately variegated and random pattern, or lack of pattern.
~Here is the finished table runner, before being washed and blocked. I am going to show more of this weaving in tomorrow's post. I had a lot of fun experimenting with my weaving and will be setting aside time for many more weaving projects this year. ~ Vision of Piers The Ploughman (1360) "Cloth that cometh fro the weving is not comely to were Till it be fulled under foot or in fulling stokkes washen wel with water and with teasels cracched Y-touked and y-tented and under taillours hands."
Blessings: to work with my hands, to spin and weave the wool of my sheep

10 comments:

Mildred said...

Kathy, I love reading about your weaving projects and seeing all your beautiful wool. It must be very relaxing and rewarding to make such lovely crafts with your sheep's wool. I look forward to reading more in your next post. Hope you are feeling better and enjoying the day.

Amy said...

How pretty!

noble pig said...

I swear this must be therapy for you. You will never need a therapist with this hobby. It must be so satisfying. And of course all so beautiful!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Kathy, your weaving area looks warm, homey, and peaceful. I enjoyed "being there." We are so blessed to be able to use the creativity that the good Lord has given to us. I have never woven or spun. I assume you dye your own fiber (yarn)?

KathyB. said...

Mildred, thank-you. Actually, I seemed to have caught a nasty cold I can't shake. There is too much to do though, so it just slows me down.

Amy, thank-you!

Noble Pig, I think this is therapy too, therapy with something useful to show for it afterwards !Thank-you.

Mary, I do dye my own fiber, makes my weaving more fun.

LindaSueBuhl said...

:::sigh:::: there is no end to your creativity and there is no beginning to mine! Beautiful work and must be incredibly satisfying that much of the material comes off sheep you feed and care for! take care of that cold - too much of that stuff going around

Farm Chick Paula said...

Kathy- I agree with Mildred... I love hearing about what you're working on!!

A. Joy said...

I'm leaving - I've left.
I'm weaving - I've weft.
Words fascinate me!

KathyB. said...

LindaSue and Farm Chick Paula, why thank-you! And LindaSue, that is why I thin all of this is so magical, or miraculous....or wondrous!That I can use the wool from my own sheep !From sheep, to table runner, to sweater or purse !And still enjoy the sheep themselves !

A.Joy,you are good with words too !

Lanny said...

It is tough living in your shadow missy. You are the fiber diva! Bet has hauled in some fibers for us to wash indoors.