Thursday, 25 March 2010

Weaving 100% Bamboo Yarn

I am facinated by the different types of yarn, and have been interested in plant fibres.

During my research I discovered this Bamboo Yarn, being eco friendly and lots of other qualities.

I decided to buy some, and it is a really exciting yarn to weave. It feels silky, heavier than wool and a dream to weave with.

It has a slight stretch to it, and found that the sides of my weaving is a lot straighter. I really like the effect of the multi colour.

The weave looks beautiful, and I am going to use this more..

Weaving with 100% Jacobs Wool

I am still practising and wanted to try different types of yarn, so I tried this 100% Jacobs Wool.

It is a much finer yarn that I have been using, and I am now feeling more confident and finding weaving very theraputic and enjoyable.

Using finer yarn gives a totally different weave, a much more open weave. I hope that you like it!!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

First Projects

Here are my first attempts at weaving.

I purshased some cheap wool from ebay just to practice, I was really pleased with the result!!

Weaving on a Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom

Hello and welcome to my blog.

My blog will be all about weaving on my Ashford rigid heddle loom that I purchased about a month ago.

I have always been interested in various crafts over the years, watercolour painting, acrylic painting on canvas to name a few.

My first picture above shows my loom, at the moment I am weaving some table mats using cotton thread and producing a fine weave.