Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sometimes it's really amazing just how much mileage you can get out of a single threading and tie up. At this month's meeting, Marcy brought towels she wove from Anne Dixon's book The Handweaver's Pattern Directory. The draft is Ms and Os on page 129. This book is just full of fun stuff to weave on four shafts and I recommend it highly. Marcy's towels were a delight and I'll bet she will use this draft again for future projects.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
JoAnn wove this top which features a neckline that was loom shaped. Getting the neckline just right as you are weaving the shoulders, can be tricky. One suggestion was to trace around a commercial pattern's neckline and then use the curved shape above the neck as a guide while you weave the shoulders. Since the center part of the warp wasn't being woven as JoAnn shaped the curve, she was able to use those unwoven threads as a decorative fringe. Note the finish in the detail photo.