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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Maria Collin's Linen Weave

Here is the latest offering from the loom. I've left the other end out of the photo as I haven't finished sorting out the heading and knotting the fringe yet. I'm hoping that when this baby blanket is washed it will tighten up a fraction and the pattern might show a bit more. It is woven in a boucle wool, not linen and with quite a loose sett, so the pattern is not so obvious as it appears in Porter Davison's book. It is on a thousand flowers threading, sample II in the book. There is still plenty of warp left on the loom, I might try sample V next, which is a honeycomb structure. Such fun.

I ordered a special darning foot for my sewing machine from the internet last night. Machine embroidery was what I'd originally intended to have a try at when I first got interested in textiles summer 2005. My first attempts were poor but maybe with the proper foot I might meet with more success.

I also want to learn to spin using a drop spindle that I bought at the Knitting and Stitching show. What a shame I have to go to work, cook meals, clean the house (occasionally) - more time is required, or at least more efficiency.


  • At 02 November, 2006 14:58, Anonymous Elizabeth said…

    Is this the baby blanket? It doesn't look very baby like - should it not be pink/blue/yellow? Or am I old fashioned?

    Other than that it is a beautiful blanket. I am getting very excited about my christmas present.

  • At 25 November, 2006 03:09, Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said…

    good picture

  • At 25 November, 2006 16:47, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Have just read your blog thingy after such a long time as I had a spare moment or two in rainy dark November in CORNWALL (Bude). It seems you have an ecletic taste in just about everything from books to music to art forms. I have never heard of half the things you describe but I am most impressed. I think your overpowering hatred of everything car-related is coming across very strongly however. They are not all bad, though I drive an old banger myself.
    R from Bude.

  • At 14 December, 2006 16:09, Blogger Irene Adler said…

    elizabeth - you are old fashioned.

    jamesee - je vous remercie.

    R from Bude - I thought your car was very modern and I appreciate that cars are often necessary nowadays - but not always.


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