Thursday, 28 December 2006

Hope everyone had a good Xmas

Well it has been a lovely Xmas, even though it was just the two of us and the animals. Plenty of lovely food and wine and even a White Xmas. Not snow, but frost and ice for many days. Looks lovely but a bit chilly. Took a few pics just to prove it was white in SW France. lol

A bit of weaving was done as I made a scarf for a friend in tencel and singles cashmere, but sadly due to haste in wrapping I forgot to photo this one. It turned out nicely but I was a bit worried it was a bit loose, but after wet finishing and hard pressing it was just lovely. I have a to start a couple more in chenille this time, for a ski holiday for DD, so had better get organised.

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Home again

Just got back to France after a lovely trip to Uk to catch up with family and friends before Xmas. Had a wonderful time and remembered to take a few photos. Weather was pretty grim and wet most of the time so it was nice to come back and see the sunshined and blue sky. LOL

Tamsin and Mike, and the runner recently completed.

Tamsin and Mum .

Julian and Nicola , relaxing after we had a lovely dinner. Followed by a pic of Tamsin there too.

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Another runner completed, now running short on time

Well where does the time go. Just managed to finish another runner this week. I did the same pattern as the last one but this one was woven from 8/2 tencel in purple. So busy have been working up to midnight to try and get next warp on and woven. Off on holiday for a few days tomorrow so not a lot of time left before I go.

Friday, 1 December 2006

December already!

Just finished a Xmas runner for Tamsin. Took a pic whilst it was on the loom and then forgot to photograph the finished article would you believe, and now I have given it to her. Perhaps I can get her to do a photo of it on the table.

This was woven from a 20/2 red cotton used double for the warp and from a poppy coloured 16/2 linen for the weft. The pattern was taken from the Twill Thrills book and is a turned twill on 16 shafts. It was fun to weave and especially to see the circles emerge as I was weaving.