Monday, February 9, 2009

A look at a recent custom order

Hi folks! My creating over the last couple months has unfortunately been limited due to time constraints, but I did complete a couple scarves by custom order. The request was for a multicolor crochet patchwork scarf, one for mommy, and one for her toddler. Given a choice of three colorways in a lovely wool yarn- warm, cool, and tranquil- she chose warm. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Nice color, texture and fairly light weight. Below is a little photo essay on the work.

(Note: The actual colors are very rich and warm. The uploaded photos do not seem to convey that on my monitor. Hopefully they'll work a little better on yours.)

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Some time back I traded several orchids for a rigid heddle loom. This past week I broke it out finally to figure it out. A RH loom is fairly simple as looms go, but it still takes a fair amount of time to get it setup for weaving. I was surprised that it actually took me about three hours to prepare and tie on the warp yarn, get it tensioned evenly, then weave the waste yarn to even it out. Perhaps I will get faster with practice. I'm using a simple weave, with patterning based on color only, but still I get a quiet satisfaction from seeing the fibers come to life. It will be nice to see how it matures when finished and off the loom to relax. Below are photos of the work in progress.