Thursday, March 10, 2011

spinning, planing and drawing

Trying to weave 4 table runners in one run (without cutting off and joining back on).
Here starting Table runner 4 - and keeping a wary eye out for the space left on the cloth beam :-).
I think it will work. I will report next time.

In the meantime, I am spinning to weave a nice warm
blanket for this winter. (I do hope :-)
This wool is from a rescued pet sheep which came with the name of "Roderick".- breed: Border Leicester from the time when we had a hobby farm.

The first two skeins.
This will be used for part of the warp.

This is the box with warp I have spun.
They are natural colours or dyed with natural plant dyes.
I am hoping to weave colour blocks, with the white wool above to separate them.

This is my box with wool for the weft. It is a collection of beginner spun wool, - nice chunky!
The colours are natural or dyed with natural plant dyes.

I will start warping next week, - I've just discovered a bag of green dyed wool which I want to add to the colours of the warp, more spinning first!

By next time I should have something to show of my new tapestry, - as to now I am still working on details of the design and
sorting and preparing proposed colours and yarns ....