Sheila had another busy fall with haying, gardening and market. Regardless she found time to weave. Some of us suspect that weaves in her sleep. Below is a list of her creations:
1- Variegated acrylic warp, three strands of yellow acrylic weft in a simple 43214321234123 pattern. sett at 8 epi.
2- hand dyed warp, weft is “tango” mohair boucle drying on my new to me (formerly Margaret Thomson’s) 45″ nilus counterbalance loom, it’s about 30 years newer than the 36″ on the right hand side of the photo.
3- First project off the “new to me” Leclerc Fanny 45″ loom. 2 baby blankets and 1 throw. Warp and weft wool from my sheep. The baby blankets I put 16 pics of plain weave at both ends, then needle wove the tails back in. Sett at 8 epi
4- I attempted this Finnish overshot pattern, the cat likes it, not exactly the result I was looking for. Apparently the pattern calls for linen and paper yarn but I used the wool from my sheep.
5- Baby blanket for granddaughter number 2 due in February. Acrylic baby blanket yarn so can be washed and dried in the machine. Just need to finish the edges
6- Repeat of Ombre plaid, pattern from handwoven sept/oct 1993, bernat baby blanket acrylic sett at 8 epi, this time woven in 2/2 twill
7- 3 shades of my sheep!! Simple 2/2 twill, still getting used to the braking system and therefore tension on my new to me fanny loom. The fanny is very tippy compared to my old leclerc loom.
8- Candy cane plaid, wool from my sheep and dyed with Maiwa ciba acid dyes. Sett at 8epi.
9- Wool from my sheep dyed with Maiwa ciba acid dyed, sett at 8 epi. Fun pattern but I used dark purple as the opposing color and the actual blanket is very dark.
10- Vibrant crackle? Wool from my sheep, dyed with Maiwa ciba acid dyed sett at 8 epi. Christmas present for my mom.
11- Snail tails and cats paws, so many mistakes but of course i was weaving it upside down so I didn’t see them until I took it off the loom. Wool from my sheep, dyed with Maiwa ciba acid dyed (black and fuchsia on dark grey) sett at 8 epi.