Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mini Wool Combs

These are the wool combs (mini) that Four Poster Woodworking makes:
Mini Wool Combs & Holder
Very nice to use. Designed for fine fibres such as merino, alpaca, camel, cashmere, etc.
For more information email Warren at: fangolio at @ silomail .com .

Dog Rugs

I am in process of making a couple of dog rugs, 2' X 3" for the front room. They are really my samples for the larger rugs I wish to make for the front room.
I finished weaving the first one this afternoon and I am surprised at the length of time it took to weave just 42" woven length.
1st Dog Rug. 2/2 twill
It is a weft faced 2/2 twill rug using seine twine warp at 6 epi with 2 ends per dent.
The weft is rug wool using 4 strands per pic. Very time consuming. I have to go back & see just how many pics per inch it is.
Basically it is shades of green with a tiny bit of a dull yellow in it. The green stripes leading off to the right is done every 3rd pick. The colours I am using can be seen on the stick shuttles in the picture.

The other rug I am undecided as to what sort of pattern I will use. I will think about it this weekend while I'm at work.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Socks!

 ...but not for me. 
I love knitting socks. They're so portable & so many designs to try. 
This is from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. 'Chevron Pattern for Self Striping Yarn'. Kroy sock yarn. 

On another note I have a warp on the Lervad countermarche loom for some towels and I have the rug loom dressed for two woollen dog rugs for the front room. 
This is the small loom. Thought I'd try a slightly different method instead of using string to tie the bouts on. 
Dog rugs first, towels second in line.