Gear linen from habu as warp and weft. Incredibly interesting texture, but a challenging material during the warping process. It’s structural when woven in plain weave, but as I experimented and added some tsumugi silk (far right) it turned into an amazing fabric. I need to let the experience sit with me for a while and contemplate the design and use for another project – this material will be on the loom in the future. This sample piece features the hand-controlled weave chaining – it actually looks better when worked in thicker yarn (see here where I worked the chain in handspun alpaca – the chain sits on the surface) but I think the thin strand of silk contrasts nicely with the gear-like texture of the linen yarn.
handwoven scarf 7 inches by 58 inches
And linen yarn from linnet. This yarn was really easy to use as warp material and I was surprised when I gathered it in my hands during the warping process. It felt smooth, almost silky. I used 1/1 leno weave, peppering the length of the plain weave scarf with little squares of this open work technique. The combination of plain weave and linen yarn naturally creates a somewhat stiff fabric, but it’s offset here by the leno weave. Handwoven in colours ecru and acorn flax, it makes for an incredibly airy, light scarf.
03/11/2008 at 12:17 am
the delicate open weave of the linen is absolutely superb – especially the detail near the edge.
03/11/2008 at 8:23 am
those are stunning. i love the texture of the open weave.
03/11/2008 at 9:57 am
Wow, these are beautiful.
03/11/2008 at 11:48 am
Just beautiful. And beautifully photographed too. May I ask, what kind of camera do you have?
03/11/2008 at 6:02 pm
Your detailing looks so tactile – if only for ‘feel’ monitors!
03/12/2008 at 5:06 pm
Beautiful work and photos.
03/13/2008 at 1:15 pm
What beautiful work. So soothing!
03/15/2008 at 9:01 am
I love to see your way to show your weavings. very beautiful work!
03/20/2008 at 9:48 am
Very beautiful,B. It’s nice to read the reviews of the yarn you are working with. I absolutely love the shot of the spools from linnet. Lovely.
03/22/2008 at 11:33 am
very intricate and delicate.. I just love this!
03/24/2008 at 7:51 am
Your recent work is very beautiful and inspiring. I can look at these photos for hours…