Monday, 18 June 2012

Little Loom = Big Fun


Schacht 15" Cricket loom
 Plus hand painted silk and JaggerSpun 2/18 Zephyr
Equals a light scarf. I used a 12 dent heddle and less than three ounces of yarn for the total project (warp and weft).


 The scarf after hand washing and gently fulling.


Because I could not allow even a little bit of this yarn to go to wast, I chopped it up and carded the waste,
with some merino/silk and other miscellaneous bits, including some cotton/alpaca. Next time I'll leave the loom waste a little long.  I cut it too short this time.

The single was plyed with a very fine (2/34 nm) cotton thread.

The circle has been completed. From yarn to woven scarf, back to yarn again.

These are great little looms, especially for summer weaving on the go. I use the 10" Crickets in my workshops because they're  fast to set up and you don't require a stand to use them. They will sit comfortably in your lap. The Cricket looms come with two 50g balls of Brown Sheep NaturSpun, in a worsted weight, an 8 dent heddle, and everything you need to get started.

All the materials for the scarf and handspun yarn can be purchased at the studio. You have to supply your own loom waste.  The more you weave, the more interesting yarns you can spin.

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