This weekend I would like to share another weaving project. I feel a bit deceptive with the title since I am not weaving Algae but weaving wool that was dyed with algae. (See Weekend with Algae (Spirulina) ) I read a news article this week about a “dangerous” algae bloom in the local reservoir. This … Continue reading Weekend with Algae Weaving
This weekend I would like to share two things… A traditional coiled basket project and Ben’s big boat race. Let’s start with Ben and his cub scout “rain-gutter regatta”. By the way isn’t that a mouth full… “rain-gutter regatta”… couldn’t they just call it boat race? Ben got a kit and put a boat together … Continue reading Weekend with Baskets and Boats
This is the last “catching up” post. I want to share the weaving work I have down during the past month on my heddle loom. (See Weekend with my rigid heddle loom and Madder, Marigolds, Beans and Avocado… ) I skipped some time posting here and over the past two years I have tried to keep … Continue reading Catching up on my Weaving
This weekend I would like to share with you my newest “toy” an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom (24 inch). I bought this on the internet like most of the stuff I get but this time I did it a bit differently. I usually purchase first and wait till it arrives before telling my wife. I … Continue reading Weekend with my rigid heddle loom
This weekend I made a beret and I am going to share with you how it was made. You may be wondering why I made this? (or if you have followed my blog maybe not… to quote a previous comment I “do weird shit“). It may become even more puzzling when I confess that I am not a fan of … Continue reading Weekend making a Beret
This weekend I spent my time with the Loom… (not to be mistaken with fruit of the loom… fruit and a loom is a strange combination if you really think about it). I still feel very novice and I am going to update you on my weaving… add some more “ah ha” moments and hopefully … Continue reading Weekend with the Loom
I once was told “the second time is always easier”. ( actually I was told this by someone who accidently deleted something I had spent half a day creating… and it made me a tiny bit angry…) Here is my second attempt at weaving a rug with a frame loom. This will take more than a weekend (maybe that is obvious to most) but I will start the project “a new” this weekend. Here is a link to my first attempt (weekend with warp and weft).
Let me share the original design and the failed outcome.
I am a bit sad that I was only able to complete just a bit more than a third of my design. I had to stop because it was starting to weave in. Weaving in is when both sides start to move towards the center instead of staying strait. I have been hand spinning and dyeing all of this wool and I could not bare to waste any more of the wool on a rug that was not going to turn out nice.
While on vacation I spent some time researching and reading about “weaving”. I have also visited many blogs and tried to learn not only from my mistakes but by learning from the experience of others. I also have a “clever” invention for a “paper clip” heddle that I am going to try on this project. (I think it is clever… we will see)
The rest of this post is going to be a “show and tell” on all of the things I have learned and hopefully will be doing better. Click continue if this is interesting to you.