Wednesday, 12 May 2010

a little fibre content

as well as admiring beautiful motorcycles, I have been playing with my new spinning wheel and the spears weaving looms. Loom size 2 came out of its box and produced about 5 inch wide piece of woven fabric, the yucky tension is all my fault:-)

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Tried making braids with handspun yarn.

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Loom size 4 is continuing to be used to practise on, the green yarn is all hand spun.

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I also managed to score these two books in a charity shop in Northwich :-)

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I hope you are all having a good week and that it is fine at the weekend as I really need to catch up on the washing and get it out on the line!!!

4 comments:

Pam said...

Looks like fun, and those two books to top it off... Great find!

Karine said...

Haven't visited in a while. LOOK what I have been missing! Shiny motorcycles, tribal gypsies dancing, and weaving of yarn. Geez. I am glad I stopped by!

p.s. I think I am jealous of your Mexican textiles book.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Hi Guzzi,
I like the looks of that little loom in the top picture. I need a small one like that. How do you like it. Love those handspun braids.

Dita Maulani said...

INDONESIAN TEXTILES!
What's in that book by the way? Batik pattern only?