New warp for a set of four tea towels in 5-shaft satin.
May 19, 2013
April 20, 2013
Bath towel in broken 2/2 twill and plain weave with a 1" basketweave selvedge. This towel was modelled on a Turkish peshtemal.
The warp is 5/2 mercerized cotton sett at 16 epi. The weft is 3/2 cotton woven at 16 ppi.
The finished towel measures 1.66 m x 0.70 m (65” x 27”) and weighs 700 g (1.5 lb).
April 7, 2013
"Pakistan" is one of Spunky Eclectic’s Colourways for a Cause with part proceeds going to Unicef’s Education program.
"Pakistan" Falkland Wool Top
Spinning method: Worsted
551 m (602 yds)
244 g (8.5 oz)
1127 ypp (DK weight)
April 4, 2013
New colours for Spring 2013 from Southern Cross Fibre.
April 2, 2013
The first bath towel was cut off the loom to finish it so I could take it for a test drive before weaving more. This baby sucks up water like nobody’s business, so I’m calling it a success. My only concern is the size of some of the floats (up to 13 mm/0.5″) which might snag if gifting them to someone who wears jewellery. I still have enough for another towel on the loom, so I might rethread for one of the tied unit weaves for the second one.
The finished towel measures 1.66 m x 0.70 m (65″ x 27″) and weighs 690 g (1.5 lb).
Overshot draft #34 - Baby Blanket by Barbara Elkins (WEBS) in 5/2 and 3/2 cotton.
February 20, 2013
Finished cutting out the pattern pieces for my flat cap. Cutting into handspun/handwoven fabric for the first time wasn’t nearly as nerve-wracking as I expected it to be.
February 17, 2013
The baby cotton boll I photographed two weeks ago.
Hard to believe around half a million fibres are growing inside.
February 4, 2013
A big crafting weekend! Wove and finished the handspun yardage for my flat cap project. Now I just have to suck up the courage to sew it. My entire sewing experience is pretty much hemming, so I’m a little nervous about screwing it up.
Also finished the spinning for my Riddari (Falkland singles) and cast on a sleeve last night before bed.
February 2, 2013
The cotton flowers start turning pink around 24 hours after they open. Following this, the flowers wither and fall, leaving behind a small, green boll containing around 30 seeds and the all-important cotton fibres.
As the fibres continue to grow and thicken within the boll, it enlarges until it becomes approximately the size of a small fig.
January 29, 2013
The first flower appeared while I was away over the weekend.