When learning something new I like to consult a lot of resources – books, youtube and pinterest. So there has been much vewing, but not a lot of actual weaving.
Once I go to the weaving, as opposed to the warping, things moved much faster. I have had trouble with tension, the width changes in different places, and there are a few lumpy bits, but I feel everything will improve with practice.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman with many crafts must want another one.
I have always been fascinated by weaving, but I didn’t want to invest the space or money to get a large loom. I tried card weaving, but it just didn’t work for me and then Kate Davies wrote about learning how to use an Inkle Loom and I was intrigued. I resisted for a while – do I really need another craft? And another piece of craft equipment? But then one of my students miraculously passed his OLNA and I decided I needed a treat.
I bought an Ashford Inkle Loom from The Good Yarn. I have watched some youtube videos and spent a very long time warping the loom. I am using DMC embroidery floss, but next time I will use cones from The Good Yarn.
As you can see from the image above, it is taking me a while to get the tension right, but I feel I am improving.
I am still working on my blanket for Miss A, I have just picked up for the last two squares, which are knitted simultaneously. It’s not going to be finished in time, but I don’t want to rush and ruin it.
I’m back onto my sampler quilt (started in 2013!). I am joining the blocks now (using multiple zig-zag stitch). Once all of the blocks are joined, I will make bias binding strips and cover the stitching.