Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It wouldn't be springtime without rainbows.
My beginning weaving skills were taken to new levels with a five-day weaving workshop with Judith Mackenzie.
Judith started off the beginners warping with different textured yarns including bouclé and mohair. We finished warping and weaving a scarf in one day. The goal of the exercise, besides producing a beautiful open gauzy scarf, was to show us that we could warp with just about any textured yarn.
Next up, another warp, and this time with 3/2 cotton. It was great to be able to practice warping the loom and so much fun to play around with different weave structures on this sampler.
And finally, back to that rainbow. It's actually a color study using strips of color on the warp and then weaving with those various colors to see the effects in plain weave and twills.
I'm amazed by what I was able to accomplish in the five days. I may even be ready to warp the loom on my own. :)