Saturday, September 25, 2010

mrs b's give-a-way WIP update

two views of the WIP for mrs b's 31 days of halloween give-a-way...woot.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


two placemats woven with taiten shibori before being pulled/scrunched

the work-in-progress (WIP) i'm sharing today is called woven shibori. above are two placemats that have been woven in taiten shibori, which means the resist threads (the orange ones) were spaced a set number of picks apart in a plain weave shed.

one placemat that has already been pulled/scrunched and is ready for dyeing

the theory behind this is that by pulling and scrunching before going into a dye bath, the dye will not penetrate every place on the cloth, hence the orange threads being known as resist threads (helping areas of the woven cloth resist the dye).

previously woven and dyed small samples

the above picture gives a taste at how the process of taiten shibori weaving and dyeing may look when it's done. these are previous samples as the above pictured placemats are NOT done. notice, if one clicks to enlarge the picture, that the places where the orange resist threads were are now 'holey,' giving a lace effect. my hope is to dye the placemats in either indigo (woot) or black walnut (not so woot but still extremely plentiful and basically free from the trees in the yard).

Sunday, September 12, 2010


"don't sit under the big spruce tree with anyone else but me..."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

mrs b's give-away-gift WIP

here are the colors for the warp for mrs b's give-away-gift that i'm sponsoring for her 31 days of halloween 2010 as you can see i ran out of my orange and had to use some ivory to help get the total number of threads across (300 total)

here's the already sleyed threads going through the front of my (10 dent) reed (double sleyed)

and here are the threads from the back of the reed waiting to be threaded in a pattern to go into the heddles

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

previous weaves

purple scarf for a friend

baby blanket for a friend's second grandson

pastor m's pentacost stole (not shown are the little bells hanging from the fringe)

pentacost cross drape, along with the church altar decked out for pentacost

Monday, September 6, 2010

the new big loom

the new loom from the back

the new loom from the front
new loom: ~45 inches of weaving space. nearly twice the baby wolf. it's a norwood and does not have the front or warp beams attatched, yet. needs to be moved to its official space first. woot.

vcr placemats

vcr placemats. sorry so wrinkly; they don't iron well at all ;-)
notice my furry grey helper in the last photo at the top.