Sunday, July 18, 2010
Tour de Fleece 2010 - weaving
This morning, happy me. I finished spinning my Shetland fleece.
Here, also is my weaving sample. I like how the fabric 'collapse' and even though it's the most simple two shed weave, it makes a lovely texture.
I expected the fabric to bias because it is woven with high-twist singles. But it didn't. I think the twist in the warp balanced out the twist in the weft. The warp didn't fuzz or break. It needs no additive.
In other news, I also tried my hand at weaving a basket. My first basket. Please don't laugh.
Apparently learning how to weave baskets from a short article found in an old magazine is more difficult than expected. But then again, my first yarn looked about the same - art yarn, art basket - I'll try again later.