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Out of hibearnation

The temp is climbing and it the garden is sprouting. It seem that it has been quite awhile since I have posted anything. I have not really been hibernating, I keep myself too busy to hibernate. Among the numerous knitting and crocheting projects, there is divination classes, private study, reloading both computers, Japanese lessons, and I have started weaving. The first project was a rug that turned out very nicely. My friend Burke gave me a bunch of rug wool, in several different colours, and I got it in my head that I should try a plaid weave.
Since the loom I have is designed as a "rug loom" the plaid it turning out to be quite loose. But only after about a foot an a half it is looking pretty good. The rug wool is from a carpet mill and is quite rough. There is no way that I could use this plaid for a garment (kilt or cloak) unless it had a nice lining. There should be enough of it by the time I have reached the of the warp. I initially warped 9 yard on to the loom. Can't wait to finish this one and rewarp the loom. I have some great ideas for rug.....



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Apr. 7th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
that is freaking cool as hell.
Apr. 7th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
THAT is beautiful! You simply leak talent, you know that? :D
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
So IF I were in Wichita this weekend, I could see you out and about?

The good news is that I will be in Wichita this weekend. Hmmmmmmmm.

Hugs from Denver and Western Kansas.
Apr. 8th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
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Apr. 8th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
I had Great Aunts and cousins who wove.... Louisa's loom took up the entire room! I used to want one badly, but I just know it would sit there, gathering dust.

We had a table model, when I was growing up..... a Structo Artcraft Loom, that was really nifty! I don't know what happened to it... :(
Apr. 9th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
ooh, slightly jeolous, been over a decade since I was at a loom
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