Sunday, November 15, 2020

Back at the Loom

Several days ago I decided to make a new warp for my loom.  Making a warp is called "winding a warp." I wound this one from 4 white threads and one light gray thread.  The threads are a combination of cotton and rayon/bamboo.  Once it was wound, I set up my dyeing area to dye the warp.  The reason I love doing this is that the warp will have areas of color that shift and change as it is woven.  This warp is about 6 meters long.  I am hoping to get three scarves from it.  I used four colors of dye in the dye bath.  They are: golden yellow, fuschia red, turquoise, and razzle dazzle, which is a warm purple.

Here is the warp from the back of the loom. 

You can see how the color shifts as the warp progresses.  

And here is the first bit I have woven just to get it started. 

I weave these with a dark weft thread to make the color really pop.  
Interestingly, a white thread will mute the colors quite a bit. 

I am excited to be weaving these.  I have a plan for one of the three.  Well, you can say a 
potential plan. I wove another scarf as a commission but if one of these suits that person more, 
I will send this one instead.  I may offer the other two for sale or use them as Christmas gifts.
Either way, I will enjoy weaving on this hand dyed warp.

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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10 comments:

Debbie said...

Love the colors and display. Interesting the see the shift happen. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

The way this slowly morphs into another color is beautiful!

Lyndsey said...

I love the colours and how it shifts as you weave. I have a loom my son bought me for Christmas 2018 but so far I haven't had time to use. In my two weeks holiday over Christmas I will be using my loom.

Frog Quilter said...

So beautiful!!

Quilting Gail said...

The more you post about weaving and dyeing, the more interested I am.
I'm not to the stage of wanting to try it, but I'm interested in watching and listening to what you have to say. Plus the results are pretty cool!
Happy Weaving! :-)

Shasta Matova said...

The dyed yarns are so beautiful. I have done some weaving at the arts center but I don't have a loom so I can't do it without taking a class.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty colors.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Gene, that warp is absolutely BEAUTIFUL - the color changes make it so unique! The recipients will love your scarves - they will be "one of a kind". And I noticed, too, when I made my "confetti" quilt that "black" makes the colors POP much more than white does - which is a bit counter-intuitive - ;))

Vicki W said...

It's going to be so pretty!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Pretty colors! Have fun!