Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Estrella project: actually weaving now!

After a month and a half of spinning and warping, I'm finally doing what looks like weaving. Yes, I'm sitting at the loom and throwing the shuttle back and forth. Yay!

I wound the bobbins with my hand spun yarn. The dark blue/purple was hand dyed in an indigo pot a few years ago at the Griffin Dyeworks fiber retreat. The lighter blue/teal color came that way as a mill end roving from the Sheep Shed Studio.

Then the moment of truth. I wove a header, to spread the warp out evenly, and to see if I had messed up in the threading pattern when I put the warp on the loom. Luckily, there were no errors to be found. And the singles wool yarn is springy enough that any tension issues evened themselves out quite quickly.


I've got about a yard woven up. I've got 11 yards worth of warp on the loom, though a yard of that is loom waste. So that gives me...um...lots to go still. Better get off the keyboard and back to work.


  1. Wow. That is amazing. Blows my mind. Great job!! :)

  2. Thank you so much! It has been fun to do.

  3. I love what you are doing here... and have been reading about the whole process. Beautiful thank you for sharing the adventure.