Tartan Scarf

Another tartan scarf in the hands of its new owner. This one is also done in the traditional 2/16 wool, using the traditional ends per inch. The counting for this one was a bit loopy, since it had an odd number of green threads halfway down the pattern, which meant I had to pay attention…

Tartan

Tartans have always intrigued me. One of the main reasons for this is because of how intricate the designs are and how thin the wool required to get the right sett is. The toughest, and most expensive, part of weaving a tartan is buying the wool. Traditional tartan, the kind used to make kilts, is…

Walpurgisnacht #2

This is the second devil in my series. It’s amazing how much better it looks than the first one. The Diamant thread is a bit tougher to use in the padded satin stitch than I thought. What I realized using this thread is that, unlike other options, I have to pull it as tightly as…

Walpurgisnacht

My little Devil series, Walpurgisnacht, is in full swing. I’m planning to do four of these, all with the same woven fabric but with different Devils. The fabric was woven on my floor loom, in tencel threads that I’m not planning to use as warp ever again because they snapped so often I had to…

Wasp

The wasp is done, making it the second in my Delicate Grotesque series. This one is also embroidered in vintage fabric, a delicate doily that was the perfect size for the design. I still have to look for a frame that is complements it and hang it up along with the Goliath beetle. As I…

Off the Loom

I’ve worked on what was supposed to be a scarf made with tencel in cream and deep red. It was supposed to measure 13 inches in width, but that had to be scrapped rather quickly because I found that the threads snapped under the loom’s tension once I started weaving. Although it was disappointing, I…

Next in Line

I’ve chosen the next image for my Delicate Grotesque series and I’ve traced it onto another vintage doily. It’s traced with a fabric, water soluble pen, so it should come off without too much trouble when the design is done. Not too sure what the insect is. I’ll have to look up the scientific name…