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Time for a new project! Well, not exactly new since I’ve been planning it all summer, but now it really starts. Blanket weaving! The London District Weavers and Spinners Guild, of which I am a member, was given a whole bunch of gorgeous wool yarn. We sold some of it to the membership, but kept the bulk so that I can weave it all into blankets. Now, I’m a fairly new weaver, and I’ve never woven anything this big, but of course I jumped in with both feet because I’m just like that. We’ve got enough yarn to weave approximately 9 blankets done with three warps, which is EPIC!
The wool yarn came in basically three muted heathered colourways: blue multi, green multi, and a red/brown multi, each colourway being made up of about half a dozen different colours. I’m going to be throwing in some brights to each in small stripes to cheer it all up. I’ve made the blue warp now and soon it will hopefully be on my loom. Here’s a pic of part of the warp on the warping mill:
The weft will be done in mohair so the blankets will be super super soft (touching the cones is like petting the softest cat).
Speaking of looms and cats, here is a pic of my new 60″ Leclerc Colonial loom, currently set up as a counterweight, and my cat Aras taking a tour. More pics to follow once I get the behemoth warped with the blanket warp. I can’t wait!
And for good measure, here’s a pic of a mother swan and her four signets we saw on our trip to Stratford!