Sunday, March 04, 2007

Eye Candy

Hot off the loom. My first skeins of hand dyed, hand spun yarn. Now we can add handwoven to the mix. I'm loving the spinning. And weaving with this stuff is wonderful! I sett it at 8EPI sleyed in a 6 reed because of some slubs. The weft is a wool/silk blend that just disappears and lets the beauty of the yarn come through.
Next on the loom is a silk shawl. Warp dyed by me of course. As I was winding it on, I just kept saying "So Pretty! So Pretty!" I am pleased with it so far. It is all threaded and tied on. I just have to put in my warp spreader and header and I can start weaving. I hope to have it off the loom in a couple of days. It feels good to be weaving again. I had to take a bit of a break after the Christmas rush was over. And January and February are usually a bit hard for me. I just want to hibernate until spring is near. We had a couple of really nice days here and I am feeling more energetic than I have in a while. Come on spring and hurry up!

7 comments:

Laritza said...

Lovely! Your pictures made me want to run to my neglected loom! Thank you!

Dave Daniels said...

Beautiful warp, I love the jewel tones. I admire your weaving skills.

Leigh said...

Yum! What lovely pictures. Your hand dyed, hand spun, hand woven is great! You're a natural, I see. And the silk.....! Wow, that will be gorgeous!

clothesknit said...

it's gorgeous. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. and all made by you. i love it!

Valerie said...

Wow...just gorgeous! And that second photo really shows off the luster of the silk!

Margene said...

Look at the shine on your yarn. Your weaving is beautiful.

Teyani said...

dang, that's utterly gorgeous.