Friday, 26 January 2007

Still got snow!

However, it is nice and warm indoors and just looking out at it. LOL
The horses cant even step outside their stables today as so much ice, and I have just taken the dogs for a walk and in the wind it is perishing cold and no thaw yet.
Back to make some soup and weave.

Here are a couple of pics of the hand towels I have been making for Jill. They are of cottolin and 8/2 cotton and using a 16 shaft pattern I found in Handwoven for linen towels , same threading and different treadlings for some nice patterns. These are blue and yellow as requested but think I may try some with white linen weft as well. Will see how they are when all finished and wet finished.

Close up of above pattern

Thursday, 25 January 2007

What a surprise!

Well there was a surprise in store when we awoke this morning! I know snow had been forecast but we usually only get a sprinkling here, not today. LOL

Here are a few pics before I go off to my loom

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

First four chairs finished!

Fun was to be had recovering the chair seats, as the next ones needed all the webbing replacing, but, thanks to ebay I found some at a good price and now have managed to finish the job. Even though I say so myself, I think they look good and am pleased with the end product.

There are still 6 more chairs to do, which are slightly different but they need more repairs so will have to wait until the weather is better and they can be seen to outside.

Saturday, 13 January 2007

A couple more pics

Well I dont seem to have had much to write about lately . I have loaded a pic of the two chenille scarves I have just finished. The red was done on a 20/2 tencel warp and the pink was on an 8/2 tencel warp. Both came out really soft and lovely after careful wet finishing and this time of course they dont have chenille fringes which I thought would make them wear better. We shall see.

Weather here damp and mild, not like January at all, but it does save on the oil for the central heating so that is good. The horses dont understand it and I have been clipping them again already as they were too hot. Seems odd being out in the garden in a t - shirt at this time of year, and there is so much gardening to do but at the moment all is a bit soggy so the loom is winning!

Saturday, 6 January 2007

Happy New Year to All

Just got around to posting for the first time this year.

I have finished weaving a chenille and tencel scarf for DD to take skiing. Just got to do the fringe and wet finish it. Here is an interim pic.

I also have made a start on recovering the seats of my dining room chairs, which is a job I have been meaning to do for ages, since I finished weaving the fabric. The seats were very old so had to find new stuffing etc and then the fun of fixing it all on as tight as I could. It seems to be looking good so far. 1 done and 9 more to go. LOL!