|From left to right: Tussah Silk, Ramie single (red), Silk/linen single, Silk/Cotton blend and Cultivated Silk, Silk/Seacell blend (last three).|
|Inkle woven bands, using 10/2 mercerized cotton.|
I hardly ever weave things for my home. This is going to become hand towels for the kitchen. I have a red and yellow kitchen so I'm going to do a set in red and a set in bright yellow.
|8 shaft Extended Manifold Twill|
I've already woven this pattern in natural organic, colour-grown cotton; which I really love.
|Hand Towels: warp: natural 8/2 cotton; weft: 8/2 organic brown, olive green organic cotton and 20/2 oatmeal organic cotton.|
Here's a bit of cool spinning.
|Cultivated Silk on the Ashford Traveler.|
Today, I spent some time on my front porch spinning on the Joy. I just love this wheel. I rarely spin out-of-doors with my Little Gem, but I'm not so precious with the Joy.
I haven't been doing very much knitting or crochet. There's just too much weaving and spinning to do. It might be crazy, but I'd like to eventually have woven, knitted and crocheted samples of the different yarns and fibres I carry.
Stay tuned; there's much more to come.