Monday, August 16, 2010

Fancy Twill Cloth Off the Loom

I’ve finished weaving the six yards of cloth that I put on Avril, my purpose is to try my hand at making a few garments. It was really fun to weave, especially as my Mum filled all the pirns for me – all 14 of them! This is pretty amazing number as most scarves only take 1.5 pirns.
I had to pull some threads out to make the yardage fit the loom as 36 inch loom isn’t actually 36 inches! There is a total of 144 threads at 6 yards so there is going to be two very pretty teal blue scarves in my future.
I have only used the AVL a couple of times so getting the tension and the beat correct can be a challenge but it seems that I was doing pretty well as the cloth looks just great. My beat is very consistent, I’m pleased to say. Here is the yardage fresh off the loom and ready to wet finish.
I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product but it won’t be for a while as I have to relearn to sew first! I haven’t sat at a sewing machine since high school, so another challenge ahead.

I already have a new project on the loom, no moss on this stone!


Marion B. said...

That yardage really is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.
Have a nice day.

Deanna said...

Ngaire, you are amazing! Your cloth is beautiful, and at your pace, I'm guessing the refamiliarization with sewing will happen quickly and you'll be showing us a marvelous garment. Bravo!

Cindie said...

beautiful yardage - I can't wait to see what you make.

Susan said...

Nice yardage! I love the colour mix and the gradation of shades in the one stripe.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for garments.
I'm with you on the sewing as I haven't sewn a garment since high school either! Your mum is a great sewer and I think she'll help if you get stuck...



Gorgeous yardage, love the colors. What are you planning to make with it, of course once you get your sewing going?

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Your fabric is beautiful!!!