Friday, March 23, 2007

Weaving Summer and Winter

I've got a busy weekend ahead and I won't be home much, but I've been so excited about this month's Online Guild workshop that I had to make a quick post to share what I've been doing on the loom. We have been weaving summer and winter. It's one I've not tried before and I am learning a lot.

I started with a sampler.

I learned the basics first ......

..... then experimented with various treadlings....

...... tried the tabby yarn for the pattern too ....

....... switched the pattern and tabby wefts ......

..... and then got fancy with a fun knitting yarn.

Those and a few more besides. Problem is, when I'm sampling like that I walk away and can't remember the concept of what I'm doing. So I warped the loom for more dishtowels and am working my way through the summer and winter basics and beyond, a dish towel each.

I'm using an 8/2 lime green cotton warp, which is also the tabby weft, and a 6/2 navy cotton for the pattern. I threaded in a simple Fibonacci sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and repeat. Here's a shot of the first one on the loom.

At this point I am almost finished with the third dishtowel. I hope to have photos to compare soon.

Related Post - Summer & Winter: Structure and Theory


  1. I absolutely love the navy and lime green! I bet it's even neater in real time.

  2. Hi Leigh, just dropped by and had a peek at your S & W. I really love the dish towels and am looking forward to seeing all of them.



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