Dave Van Stralen, President Louet North America will be in Grass Valley on August 13 to let people test-drive weaving on the Louet David and Spring looms
He will be at the RV park of the fairgrounds 1pm through the evening
Let me know if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-559-7759.
This is a great opportunity
11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA
Handspun merino wool I dyed with indigo in three hues – light, medium and dark
Enjoy a day dyeing indigo. You can bring clothing, tablecloths, warps, yarn, fabric (folded for resists), scarves, what you want. $35 for a full day of dyeing.
This was woven using 8/2 tencel. The warp stripes are randomly selected. The structure is an undulated twill in a dark purple color
My first attempt at reflected double weave. It was fun. The only change i would make for the next time is i would use a closer sett. the yarn is 8/2 tencel set at 24 epi. I would do maybe 30 or 34 epi next time.
I wanted to experiment with different warp color. For this project, the warp is black and white. While winding on the warping board, I held the two colors together.
My next idea was do a fancy structure in a color for the weft. What color should I use? That is the question. Originally, I was thinking a light color would look best. But after samples, I decided on a darker color.
That reminds me, why sample? In the past, I was working on a fabric for shirt and couldn’t decide on the weft color. I made many samples at the beginning of the piece and decided on a green color. After the fabric was completed, I washed it including the samples of different weft color. If I had seen the samples washed, I would have chosen a different weft color. The washed sample makes a difference on what the actual fabric will look like,
Weft – that is the question? What should be weft color be? I made several little section of five colors. I cut if off the loom and washed the sample.
There were five weft colors to choose from. After wash, I choose the red
The scarf came out beautiful. Usually fringe is what I apply to the scarves, but I didn’t do this for this scarf because it appears mainly red and the fringe would be black and white. I decided to hem the ends and add red beads. Would I weave another black/white warp with color weft project again. Probably not. It is pretty but not my favorite. But is was an experiment and there you have it.
This is a project where I have to pay attention – no tv or audio books. But I can listen to music.
The yarn is merino/tencel.