Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ruffled Scarf in Collapse Weave

I started this scarf in the middle of last year. It has been languishing in a box un-twizzled and unwashed. That has been rectified and here it is.




























The yarns are 18/2 Merino (the shrinker) and 8/2 Tencel (the non-shrinker). I have followed almost to the letter (apart from the colours) the instructions in the article by Stefanie Meisel in Handwoven 2004 Sept/Oct.

Here are some of the details;


Monday, April 13, 2015

Weavers Elbow

I think that I may have been a little too gung-ho in my experiments with end feed shuttles (see last post). For the past month I have been afflicted with very painful tennis elbow (or maybe golfers elbow) which has not been caused by tennis (wrong arm)  and which has been quite incapacitating. The only thing that I can think of that could have caused it is weaving with a half kilo shuttle! Idiot!