The highlights


Highlights of the last couple of weeks

I wove 3 scarves.

The first one was shadow weave.  I didn’t want it to be too glaring but the design doesn’t even show up because the colors were too close.  Lesson learned

The second two were fine.  The solid pink was a birthday gift (and late, argh).  The other one I wanted to see what it would look like to have one color warp and another color weft when doing huck.

All the scarves were made with 8/2 Tencel, and I failed to measure any of them after wet finishing.  I measured before but damned if I can find that piece of paper anywhere.

The Man’s truck was about 2 weeks shy of being 4 years old.  Because it was starting to cost us some major money with electrical problems (wtf, it’s only 4 years old!), because he had a Mustang before he got the truck and missed the Mustang, and because a new Mustang gets way better gas mileage than his truck, he traded the truck in for the Mustang.

Now one might thing that would put an end to the loom purchases, and one would be wrong.  I bought another loom.  A Harrisville 22″ 8s/10t loom.  It went into the trunk of my car but hung out just a hair so we tied the trunk lid down and home it came.  I’m in the process of fixing it up.  Most of the leather cables had broken so the previous owner had used linen in it’s place.  I’m going to get new cable and make them all match. I’m also de-rusting, which seems to be the case with every used loom I’ve bought.  I was hoping I’d be able to use this as a workshop loom but that’s not going to happen.  I now have to sell a loom because there just isn’t room for 4.  I was already pushing it with 3.  I just have to decide which I want to sell.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beth
    Jun 24, 2010 @ 15:36:12

    Sounds like you have a new business now – buying, fixing, and selling looms!

    Your scarves are beautiful! I had no idea there were so many ways to weave until you started showing it on your blog.

    Reply

  2. Annie MacHale
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 14:52:55

    Oh, I like the huck lace ones, both of them!

    Reply

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