16 December 2009. It´s snowing! Yes, as you can see from the photo I´ve just taken of the view from my textile studio, the Ribeira Sacra looks stunning. It´s pretty cold though so it´s very appropriate I´m weaving warm wool scarves! I´m continuing the project I wrote about in earlier – see www.textilesnaturales.com/archives/1092 for the natural dyeing part. Now I´m onto weaving the woollen scarves. Below I´ve uploaded some photos so you can see the different stages of loom preparation. I´m using a Louet table loom for this project.
HOW TO PREPARE A LOOM FOR WEAVING
1. The yarns to be positioned on the loom are measured and wound on a warping mill
3. Weaving a small sample piece. I always do this when using new yarns or trying out a new design. Sampling is fun and enables me to try out different colour combinations and yarns.
HOW TO WEAVE
4. Weaving – The design requires using two colours so you can see I´m using two shuttles, changing from one to another at regular intervals throughout the design. This makes weaving slower but the design is far nicer as I can use more colours.
5. The finished scarf.
6. … and finally the scarf being worn by its new owner. This is Galician blogger, Martin Goetz, at the German-style Christmas Fair organised by him and his wife Barbara in Mer (Sober), Galicia. If you didn´t know about Martin´s blog or the christmas fair visit …. www.lifeingalicia.com
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