|Tablet Weaving Demo by Eileen|
She Explained the process to our group and then set up some sample warps for our guild members to try their hand a weaving with tablets.
|Explaining Tablet Weaving.|
All of the members tried at least a few minutes of weaving with tablets. Which can be confusing because it is necessary to turn the cards one quarter turn with each weft pic. The small warps were nice to work with in the short amount of time we have at our meetings.
|Eileen showing how to weave on the warps she set up.|
|Adding the weft to the weaving|
|Carol getting help with her tablet weave|
|the woven band from one of the warps|
Our show and tell is always an interesting time during our meetings. Today we had a few new weavers showing off their work.
Eve shared with us what she had learned weaving two scarves over the last few months. She brought in a mohair scarf she made at 5EPI . although the Sett was very small, she found it hard to lift her sheds while
|Check out Eve's beautiful shadow weave top out of Zepher wool/silk|
Her second scarf was woven with hand dyed silk. She thought the scarf was too stiff off the loom and still stiff after she washed it. She researched woven silk and learned that it you spank the woven silk it becomes much softer. Nice work Eve.
|Hand Dyed warp Silk Scarf|
|Eve keeps a record of her projects|
Clare our new member is a knitter who wants to weave. She is wearing a knit hat that she made. Her woven sampler has some very beautiful areas, I really like the chevron pattern she is getting with the twill weave. She tried many variations of weaving twill with this sampler and even invented some new patterns. There was a section in white with twill and tabby combined that I really liked.
|Clare in her hand knit hat.|
I finally got around to weaving with some White Fish Bay Farms Corriedale yarn that I wanted to make a blanket with. I have to say I was a little disappointed with how it turned out. The yarn is very soft and stretchy so it was a little difficult to weave even set at 10 ends per inch.
I used a weave structure from Mastering Weave Structures by Sharon Alderman referred to as: two four shaft twills interleaved. I was looking for a longer twill which would look like a chevron pattern.
|My sample of weaving before and after washing.|
I will use more caution in fulling my 5 yards of wool fabric I just took off the loom..... maybe even hand full it!
Next meeting is Monday - February 16th noon at Gloria Dei Church in Hancock MI. See you there.