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!!!


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...

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