Green seems to be my thing at the moment. Colours come and go on the studio looms and a handpainted green warp is currently weaving along on one of them. I’m extending the clasped weft idea to build areas which are shaded differently. I started doing an extended pattern in the clasped weft but after a metre some tension problems presented themselves. Not too much of an issue but it makes me stop and rethink where I’m going with the work and look at the way I’m trying to force some sort of organised patterning into it! Not sure what the piece will be but just trying to keep weaving.
My last green piece became a top. This is an easy top from the Saori Beginner Clothing Design book. Both the front and the back are simply a straight rectangular length folded over at the neckline and joined below the armhole and at the shoulders. The folding over produces an ‘action’ element which spreads to fit the body as required. Very comfy to wear.
The Saori Beginner Clothing Design book now comes with an English translation which is very handy. Although the book is quite self explanatory with clear diagrams I always wondered what the ‘points’ were. Now I know! All customers who have purchased the book from me have received or are receiving a copy.
Suddenly greens are also appearing in my purple work too! This fulled fabric let the green linen do its puckered up thing and came up beautifully. Working with very different fibres in the one textile can create great surprises. Mostly welcome ones.
New Saori stock news
Just in stock is a very lovely green cotton set of 10 colours – Green Leaf Cotton, and also a spring flower cotton set. Still a couple of boxes of greens in wool for Winter left too. See Yarns.
A new limited number of white/cream cotton pre-wound warps and a magnificent magenta pure silk warp (tussah and spun silk) are also added to the list of pre-wounds. More…
The extra large/long boat shuttles and the small boat shuttles are now also in stock with their corresponding plastic bobbins. Photos soon.
Other news is that I’m now writing for Craftsy.com. So a real reason to write more tutorials and weaving love.