Tuesday, May 9, 2017

My First Attempt at Weaving

My First Attempt at Weaving

A friend and I took an introduction to weaving class at a somewhat local yarn and gift shop.  We learned on an Ashford 10" loom.  It was fun.  I probably won't remember how to set one up again without going on Youtube but it was not the rocket science I imagined it would be.  I used a brown Plymouth Donegal Tweed worsted weight for the warping threads and a Berroco Vintage variegated for the wefts.  I'm a sucker for fall colors.  Anyway it was fun.  I need another textile hobby like a hole in the head but the NHS&W festival is this weekend so maybe I'll price a table top loom.  10" seems very limiting but a 25" might be more practical.  My project isn't perfect (far from it) but I'm okay with it for a first crack at it.  





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