The Calm Before the Storm

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Our booth is set-up and ready to go for the sale tomorrow.

Happy weaving,

Kelly

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Where I’ll Be This Saturday

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I’ll be with the MERA Weavers with a few items for sale.

Happy weaving,

Kelly

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Whig Rose

Continuing with overshot, I wove two table runners (or maybe more accurately, one loooooong runner, and one table square/topper) in the Whig Rose design from A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Marguerite Porter Davison.

I used Venne organic 2/16 cotton in cream for the warp and tabby weft.  2/8 organic cotton in Brick Red was used for the pattern weft in the red runner, and a 2/8 mercerized cotton that shall remain nameless was used for the green one.  The organic cotton is a high quality cotton with great twist and is wonderful to weave with.

At 54.5″ long, the red runner would suit a long harvest table (which must of been what I was thinking, hence its long length), it would look great as the centrepiece of a holiday table setting.  The green one is 20.5″ long and would make a great table square for the centre of a smaller table.

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Happy weaving,

Kelly

 

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Organic Cotton Towels

I recently decided to try the 315-4 towels I wove here again, paying attention to the notes I made last time when I wove them.  Although I had said that  I didn’t like the stripes, I tried them again, only weaving have the repeat in the alternating colour, much better.

These towels are woven with Venne 2/8 organic cotton, (2/16 for the hems).  They washed and dried beautifully and are very soft.

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Happy weaving,

Kelly

 

 

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Paper Spot Scarf 2

It has been one of the hottest and driest summers for us here in Eastern Ontario.  To stay cool (aka staying indoors with air conditioning), I warped the loom for another paper spot scarf (the first one was here).

The warp was 3 yards long and measured 7 3/4″ in the reed.  The finished scarf is 72″ long (not including fringe) and is about 7 3/4″ wide.  It is woven in 2/8 tencel.

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Happy weaving,

Kelly

 

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Another Table Runner

Not feeling satisfied with finally weaving the overshot table runner successfully, I decided to try it one more.  I am very happy with the results.

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I had wound off about a 3 yard warp for this project, and  wove what I thought was appropriate, the finished runner measures approximately 14″ x 40″.  Not wanting to waste the bit of warp that was left, I wove a sample, this time in red, I can’t wait to do a full runner in this colour.

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Happy weaving,

Kelly

 

 

 

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New! Organic Cotton Sewing Thread

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You may ask why I would start to carry sewing thread.  Well, after I recently finished weaving a beautiful set of dish towels in organic 2/8 cotton (blog post to follow on that soon) and I had to hem the towels, … Continue reading

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