Byzantine inspired

Waiting for a sunny day to take a photo of the latest warp, but that isn’t going to happen any time soon! So here it is – warp number 3 for 2017 – 6 metres of variegated wool in a 1/3 twill threading with a few thin stripes of 3/1 to give a contrast (along with a nice effect on the underside). Another fabric length to add to my stash with enough to do a jacket with a peplum – I can actually picture this one’s design, so hopefully it lives up to expectations.IMG_5437IMG_5439

Fabric Length No. 2

The second warp for this semester is wound on the back beam and ready to thread up. Couldn’t wait to start weaving to put up a photo as I fell in love as soon as I saw it on the back beam. The warp is a combination of 7 different woollen yarns wound randomly in pairs and I am thrilled with the overall look. I will weave it as a 1/3 twill to retain the beautiful look of the variegated threads using Adobe Alpaca’s baby alpaca and silk yarn in Peacock as the weft.IMG_5291.JPG

Weaving underway

weaving

Weaving for an exhibition in 2016 is finally underway! 16 months in the planning, with 8 months left to go. It might sound a lot, but there is still so much to do. My handspun, Navajo-plied silk and merino (primaries by Fibre2Go, a gorgeous fibre to spin) features in the weft as a surface weft, along with 4 fine alpaca and silk colours in plain weave – a total of 5 shuttles to juggle in the weaving – not an easy feat.