Showing posts from October, 2013

Weaving, sort of

I'm not sure if it's because I haven't had chunks of time to devote to weaving, or whether it was the failure of the doubleweave sample, but I have had zero interest in weaving lately. This is a very, very BAD thing, with the holidays drawing near. My stock is very small, mostly because I've farmed many scarves/towels off to consignment stores, which I do realize is a good thing; I just can't seem to build up any inventory.

 My workplace is having a different sort of holiday gathering this year, and it includes offering up craft tables.  Usually it's a "grown-up" party, with a band and dancing, often on a night I work, so I've never been, but this year it looks to be more family oriented.  I've signed up, so now I just need to somehow churn out a bunch of weaving and knitting toot sweet, as they say, or mine will be a very sad table indeed.

Also, I'm working on 3 knitting projects right now, which I believe is a record for me - I tend to …

No Joy

Well, I'm afraid that double weave is a no go for me, at least for now.  When I changed treadling directions on the first sample, the open side started to be woven closed.  Upon inspection, I saw that I didn't thread correctly.  So, after cutting the sample off, I rethreaded and sleyed, only to have THIS happen;

The blue section is the point at which the treadling changes, as you can see, but for some reason the open side decided to close, AGAIN.  Not right away, which tells me it wasn't a threading error this time - good to know my quadruple check worked!  All I can think of is a sticky shaft gumming up the works.  Any other ideas out there? Either way, I'm done for now.  I returned the many many skeins of yarn I had purchased for this project, and my loom has sat empty for over a week now.I think this is the first time a weave structure has defeated me.  I guess that goes to show that I don't try anything too difficult.

I am finally starting to think about starti…