Tencel is very strong and hard to break, but apparently became brittle on the loom in the dryness. I will see how the next project fares.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
I'm a bit tardy on blogging because yesterday I took an introduction of a style of yoga called Svaroopa. The purpose is to help muscles release and relax so it is extremely relaxing. It definitely NOT a workout, and when I was done there were places that were loose that I didn't even know could be loose. I'm definitely signing up for more classes!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Having all these projects going at once is pretty exciting. I love admiring the one that just came off the loom and it still needs finishing (so that make four projects, doens't it?)
I've started to weave a Tencel shawl and the fiber is so shiny it's a joy to weave. Next, I'm threading the Canadian Snowflake draft from Laura Fry to make some hand towels, and that is also something to look forward to as I love the design. Next? A colorful overshot throw on the big loom--but I have a long way to go. I just figured out the wpi of the warp this morning and need to decide on a sett and a draft! Shall I go with Bertha Gray Hayes or Marguerite Porter Davison?
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Over my coffee this morning, I joined Pinterest in order to save nice looking drafts I've been finding online. This will give me a nice collection for future projects.
In the meantime, I have but to wait patiently for SNOWMAGADON to come. If my memory serves me correctly, snowstorms at the very beginning of March can be the worst. The only positive being warm weather follows and the snow melts into a big mess. It is a very good day to weave.