Quillin Weaving

A blog about spinning, dyeing and fiber related things.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Boa follow up

Several posts back I posted a picture of the boa scarf I was weaving on a rigid heddle loom. This is the finished scarf. All the loops are on the edges and one side so the other side is flat. It is about 7 inches wide and 6 feet long. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Bundle Book

Did you know that the marvelous, wonderful India Flint has put together a new small book on ecoprinting for those of us addicted to her work? It is available through Blurb, the easy link is http://au.blurb.com/books/5423526-the-bundle-book
I ordered mine as soon as she posted the info and it came in the mail today.
It is full of inspiration and ideas.

I went out this afternoon and foraged in the yard and made three bundles.

Many Thanks to India who finds the time to put together nice books for her followers while travelling around the whirled. She makes our world a better place!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Yardage update

This is the beginning of the yardage. I'm finding that the hardest part is staying with cotton and light yarns - weight not color. My inclination is to do everything in wool, but I want this to be light enough to wear between seasons. 

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Saori Links

Thought you all might enjoy getting to know the Saori community a little more. If you are on Ravelry there are a couple of Saori weaving forums. The one I belong to is Weaving in the Saori Way moderated by Nicolena aka Jill Sanders Here . She also runs an etsy shop that is the easiest way to buy some of the books and looms (although you can use any loom - the books are expensive and hard to find) Saori Santa Cruz Her blog is a delight and can be found at Centering With Fiber You can spend hours enjoying vicariously her beautiful studio and stories of her students.
Be sure to also check out the mothership for Saori Weaving at Saori No Mori which is the official site in Japan that explains the philosophy and background of this fascinating and liberating movement.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Is it autumn yet?

Instead of ranting about how much I hate summer I'll show you what I'm working on this week to beat the heat-blues. 

This is a cotton warp that I'm putting on the four harness floor loom. The yardage is for a vest. As I sit in front of the AC I like to plan what I might like to wear this fall. The plan here is for a Saori style vest. 

The black, brown and orange are easier to see in the cross. 
This is with the reed sleyed at 10 dpi it is 26" across and the length is four yards. 
Check back to see how I'm progressing!