Weaving has now become quite my favourite thing to do. Why did I feel oddly intimidated by a little Ashford SampleIt loom? I don't know but definitely not now. I have to work on fine tuning things but it is suddenly lots of fun and I am digging out all sorts of yarns from their plastic bin homes. I had forgotten what I had in the stash that has been collecting for the last 10 years so it's been a little like Christmas. I love spinning and have never really knitted up much of the yarn I created as I favoured more dk to bulky yarns with texture. I have recently found that my spinning is getting a bit thinner and less textured - maybe that is the influence of a couple of my spinning friends but I have no intention of ever spinning cobweb lace!
My first two efforts are pictured below. The first one is much tighter and longer than the second one. There are lots of little bumps and coils as well as just highlighting the yarns - so don't judge too harshly - I'm not aiming for perfection - just having fun.
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Wendy Bloy, indie dyer