Friday, July 29, 2011

Young Weaver

I have my 6 year old grandson staying with me. I asked him if he would like to do some weaving himself.
So, today we made a warp together and we got my first loom out for him to use.
The loom is now ready and he is weaving like he has done it many times before!
The colour of the warp and weft he choose himself.
Blue and red in the warp
and a multi coloured yarn as weft. All cotton.
And after 15 minutes he has come this far and he is singing away whilst weaving.

Yesterday we went to the cinema. We saw Cars 2 in 3D. It was his first visit to the cinema as he usually sees DVD's at home. It was fun to see the film in 3D.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cotton Warp

Here is my new warp, it is a stripy cotton warp and I'll be weaving tea towels. Never done this before. I need to be doing something very simple for this moment as a lot is going on around me. It will be nice to just get into the rhythm of weaving this warp and think of nothing else.
The first towel will be woven with white linen in a satin weave.
It's an 8 shaft satin and the sides are on shaft 9&10.
I think I'll be able to weave 4 or 5 towels from this warp and I want to make them all different. I hope they'll make nice presents to give away.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blue Bayou

Today in the post I received a present to myself.
It's made by Sandra Rude and I'm very pleased with it. The photo shows it hanging in my bedroom. It will be really nice to see last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Sandra is showing the original photo here.

Above some details to show how this weaving is so different in parts.

My own weaving is slow at the moment through one thing and another. It has taken me over a week to warp and thread. Now threading the reed and hope to be able to start weaving tonight. Never woven tea towels and thought that this would be something easy and tranquil to do. A cotton warp on 10 shafts with a linen weft.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Proud Granny

Last Sunday Syb swam for his first Diploma A. Of course I had to be there and watch him!

And here he is
End of September he'll go for Diploma B.
Oh, and it's his birthday today!

After some nice sunny days it looks like it has turned into Autumn, lots of wind and rain at the moment.