Thursday, April 30, 2015

Weaving checks!

Weaving checks
I'm having lots of fun weaving checks!

Weaving with metallics
It was only a matter of time before I rummaged through my collection of metallics. Here is "Artiste" brand gold thread with black crochet cotton.  This was my first project with the Artiste brand gold thread and I really like it.  It's soft and smooth and still has a very nice shine.  I had absolutely no problem with thread shredding.

Weaving with Kreinick Japan gold
Next up was the Japan gold, which turned out lovely.  I wasn't sure how it would hold up, because the thread itself stretches out.  I previously did some fingerloop braiding with it and the metallic loops were unmanageably longer after a while.  I was super careful with the warp tension and fairly delicate with my weaving.  The texture betrays a bit of warp difference on the gold, but the piece will lie flat so it seems an acceptable variation.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

More Inkle Loom Fun

I've been having fun playing around with my inkle loom.  Because I love string, I have a lot of different options to play with around the house.  The pattern print outs are from the "Inkle Loom Generator" which is free to use from the blog "The Carolingan Realm."   Here's some pictures of what I've been up to.

IMG_0618 Inkle weaving stripes Inkle weaving Inkle weaving

Also, here are some pictures from our Barony's Fiber Arts Guild meeting last month:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

GW Processional Picture

Another great photo of the Bryn Gwlad crew in the procession at Gulf Wars.  Picture is from Ursus in his Gulf War Mon+Tues Gallery ( ).  Ursus takes fantastic SCA pics, I reccomend you plan on spending some time wandering through his site.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Inkle Loom Fun

Giant inkle loom Weaving progress

I've had this inkle loom for a while and it's mostly lived in our demo box for hands-on demo time.  This month at our Fiber Arts Guild meeting I finally learned how to use it for myself!  Elen helped me string it up and showed me how to weave with it.  I have a simple chain patter loaded and am almost finished.  I've had a lot of fun with it and will definitely do some more.