Throws and blankets have been among the more useful items I’ve woven. But a reasonable size throw is a meter or more in width. Double weave allows you to weave fabric that is wider than your loom, by weaving two layers at once.
For this throw, I bought a kit from Jane Stafford Textiles for a double weave shawl made from Harrisville Shetland yarn in shades of green and blue with the draft from Season 3 Episode 7.
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I’m sure many have had the experience of washing a delicate item and finding that it had shrunken substantially. This is no fun when it’s an accident. But, what if you could do it on purpose? That’s exactly the theory behind this project. By using two fibres that shrink differently, the finished fabric has depth and texture.
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What a perfect name for this colour! Verdant was the October 2020 offering from Southern Cross Fibre Club. I love David’s colour sense, and the fibre is always lovely and easy to spin. This one is Falkland wool, which is nice and springy.
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Taking a break from the cotton. I found this wool in my stash. I think this is wool that I dyed myself, but I’m not sure when I got it or what type of wool it is. It feels like BFL or Polwarth, a bit on the strong side, and not as soft as merino.
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