Saturday, April 18, 2009

Delicate and Durable

Delicate first:

This is a piece of cotton yardage. The warp is 10/2 unmercerized cotton alternating with a 2-ply handspun cotton yarn. The weft is a handspun cotton single.

The loom is a tag sale purchase that was originally used for making belts (think inkle loom with a texsolv heddle). I've tried to stabilize the texsolv heddles with a row of crochet stitches on top and windings of yarn at the bottom of the heddle frame. The warp pulled in 1.5" when I started weaving, but seems pretty stable now that I have a few inches woven. The fabric is light weight enough for a shirt!

Durable: A new pair of bed socks from 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn. My last two pairs lasted 4-5 years!


Ritsumei said...

You must knit MUCH faster than I do to be turning out all these socks!

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