Thursday, January 24, 2013
Yep, this is me learning the overshot technique, which is basically using one colour (blue) as the pattern, and the other colour matching the warp (black) which is the plain weave underneath to make the fabric sturdy.
See, you *can* learn weaving from books!!
This is a 'small honeysuckle' design - I like it ... but not as much as those sexy twills!!
And this is some wool I received yesterday from Bendigo Woollen Mills - Guava and Dark Plum (sounds delicious!).
They are both 3 ply Classic wool, machine washable. The Plum will be the warp, and the Guava the weft in a double-length cowl for Anita. Then I will be making a double-length in Guava and Black for my friend Tam. When the weather gets cooler, we will do a little photo shoot down at our local rocky beach, so I can start selling these babies!
I'm thinking of calling this range 'Beginner's Luck' - they will be cheap, cos I'm still learning ;)
It would be so awesome if 2013 was the year of dropping one day of work so I can play with wool! Cross fingers ;)