Category Archives: construction

Sampling again

One of my favourite scarves is rather fragile – it’s viscose and very finely “woven”. I don’t think I could reproduce it if I wanted to but I’d like to use it as inspiration.   I’ve just finished a sample on the … Continue reading

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Glutton for punishment: part 2

It’s taken a thoroughly miserable day weather-wise to catch up with my posts. I’m pleased to report that I did finally finish the doubleweave overshot runner.  Here’s one side… and here’s the other: It wasn’t the most exciting piece to … Continue reading

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Glutton for punishment: part 1

I must be a glutton for punishment as I’ve put another doubleweave project on the loom! This time I’m weaving a doubleweave overshot runner using the ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ pattern in Marguerite Davison’s ‘Handweavers Pattern Book.’ This pattern has … Continue reading

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New year – new term – new projects

There’s been a slight pause in posting but I haven’t been too idle. I finally completed the doubleweave sample described back in November. It was definitely a labour of love. On many occasions, I wondered why I’d made quite such a … Continue reading

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Doubleweave or double trouble?

This term’s weaving project is Doubleweave.  So, having been temporarily diverted by weaving Christmas decorations, I’ve finally got going with my sample. How is it going?   Mmmm… Having dabbled with doubleweave in the past, I haven’t been particularly inspired … Continue reading

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Hopsack and twill

During my weekly weaving class, our teacher Colin often takes some time out to do a bit of formal ‘whole class’ teaching (as opposed to letting us follow our individual noses under his careful supervision). Recently, we explored Krokbragd which stimulated lots … Continue reading

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