Thursday, April 03, 2008
First completed Weaving project: Merino Shawl
I used 2 of the very first yarns that I spun to make this shawl. Somehow that seemed fitting. Also, the only way this thing could be more homemade would be if I raised and sheared the sheep myself: homemade loom, handdyed yarn (warp), hand spun yarn... haha
It's far from perfect. Far from "right" even.
But I love it.
It's too loose in some areas. Too dense in others. The selvedges are a mess. It's too short to be usable really (47" by about 18")
I love it.
Thanks for all the encouragement about the loom! The rigid heddle I made from popsicle sticks worked but not well. I have another, hopefully better idea that I"m working on, but this weekend I plan to trek down to the only store I know of that sells weaving equipment and try* to buy a "real" rigid heddle.
I'm hooked. But you knew that would happen, didn't you?
*I say "try" because this is the same store where I *tried* to buy a spinning wheel last year and was told by the owner that there was no point in my buying one because I would just give up on it in a month or two. I'm not even kidding