Saturday, 4 March 2017
Spinning, weaving, printing.
After a bit of trial and error on the loom, I'm half done the 2nd log cabin rug. I tried using two colours and I really disliked the lighter tan that I'd used. It looked grubby to me. Log cabin uses 2 shuttles, but adding a second colour also added a 3rd shuttle, which I didn't really enjoy using. I tried just manually setting in strips, which helped a lot, but in the end, after about 8 inches of weaving, I unwove it and started again.
Next I tried 3 strands of 2 ply rug wool. It was a dark grey and looked fabulous. If I'd had a narrower piece on, it would have made great tote bags, but with a rug width, it was just too light weight. I will either try it with 6 strands of yarn or use it for a warp specifically for tote bags. I did have this dark red sheet, already cut up into strips and waiting for me to use it. I'm happy with it and it's a quick weave.