05.12.20

Weaving Workers at Home, part 2

Hello again, Friends! As we continue to stay home and stay healthy, we will keep up sharing our projects on the blog, to stay in touch and inspire each other to create. Today's projects include lots of weaving, a little knit and crochet, and gardening:

 

Cassandra:

Cass has been working on some pretty crocheted baskets using a paper-type yarn. These are destined for reining in the LEGO stash, but are shown here with softer contents.
soft crocheted basket in progress, off-white with black patterned band around center two soft baskets filled with yarn and pom poms, sitting on a counter with some plants behind
 

Her son will never be lacking in beautifully handknit sweaters! The latest will be a shawl-collar pullover knit in superwash wool.

knitted sweater body with yarn and needles showing progress of knitting a sleeve cuff

With warmer weather here to stay, it was also time for some seedlings to go out to the garden. Grow well, tiny plants!

 
an egg carton full of soil with tiny seedlings, in front of small pots with more seedlings  an outdoor raised planter bed with groups of tiny seedlings, next to a hedge

 

Carrie:

Carrie has warped her loom with a stunning rainbow of carpet warp, for a series of rep-weave table runners. Rainbow!
warp yarns threaded through a loom, in a rainbow of colors weaving in progress on a loom, with a block pattern in a rainbow sequence further weaving progress of the rainbow rep-weave block pattern close-up image of the same rainbow rep-weave pattern in progress

 

Sam:

Sam has finished a long-running project! She started this rug on her 2-treadle high warp loom months ago. It's made of Pendleton selvage with a warp sett at 6 epi. Without a beater, the work was slow-going, but she made a sling to hold a reed, which helped a lot!

Let's all take a moment to admire that intricately carved shed stick, too!

finished rag-rug in shades of brown and black, lying on a carpeted floor upright rug loom with partially finished rag rug and carved shed stick in place

 

Lois:

Lois has embarked on an ambitious and meaningful weaving journey. She is working tablet weaving into cloth woven on a floor loom, for a complex structure of layered weaves, worked all at once. You can read about it in more detail on her blog.

 

floor loom set up with standard warp, plus weaving cards inserted behind the reed for decorative selvedges and decorative band running down the center overhead view of weaving in progress, showing card-woven band in the center of plain warp, reading "time to share"

Jennifer:

During quarantine, packages for the shop are being delivered to my home, which leads to more temptations than I am able to resist! This week, I treated myself to a bit of the new BFL/silk blend from Ashland Bay, after taking photos of it on the front porch and falling in love with its understated luxury. The wee skein turned out so nicely, and I definitely have plans for this fiber in the future.

soft oatmeal colored roving twisted into a neat pile two hands drafting wool onto a drop spindle, with a lawn, planter, and metal chair in the background drop spindle with wool singles spun onto it, being held in front of a planter and a lawn small skein of handspun 2-ply yarn draped over a hand

Thank you for visiting! As always, we love to hear what you are up to. Keep in touch!

-Jennifer