A little silk obsession
I can’t seem to stop weaving silk (which, by the way, is on sale until that big day with a heart involved). But lately the finishing is as much fun as the weaving. I’ve showed you this one before, but this time Elena took the photographs and put them in a neat little package. I love it. And of course I need to pause here to remind you that I will be teaching this sort of thing at NOA Gallery on March 14th and 15th in Groton, MA. http://blog.mirrixlooms.com/noagallery/ We have a few more spots, so don’t hesitate to sign up.
Here are some new pieces still on my My Mirrix Lani Loom . For these I’ve used the shedding device and as expected I am able to weave them three times faster than if I were just needle weaving. It was fun to try it without the shedding device, but I have to admit the speed of using the shedding device is really a great bonus. The one below has some beads in it as well.
This one is headless but finished. After I finish the above piece I will turn this one into a bracelet. They are on the same loom so I can’t begin work on that until I finish weaving the above piece. Oh and then. . . .well, I will get to that in a second.
In some places I’ve used double threads of silk. I also threw in a little knotting as well as some pick and pick. But mostly it’s just straight tabby weaving with one strand of silk. Couldn’t have taken more than an hour to weave.
Some close ups:
And now, for my next play thing. Got a bunch of Paternayan Yarn in the mail yesterday. We are going to sell this stuff, which was recently brought back to life by the Soco River Dye Company. It comes in something like 450 colors. It was really hard to pick colors from the computer screen and they have run out of color cards. I like everything but two of the colors which I am sure would still blend well using only one strand. The nice thing about this yarn is that it has really rich glow about it, it’s very strong and it comes in three loose plies that can easily be taken apart to either use as singles or doubles to blend with other colors. Here’s my pile (note the glass of wine!).
I will get back to you once I’ve finished those two bracelets I have on the loom. After that my job is to reweave the tapestry purse kit using these new yarns.