A little lump….

There is such a fine line between the perfect collapse weave scarf….. and a lump, or rock.

This started out as a Soari-ish scarf. Mixing raw silk and wools in the warp… then crossing them with various wools in the weft. I was hoping for an interesting look….. and with a bit more brightness than the last things I wove.

But I left it in the machine a ‘moment’ too long….. I should learn that when I check things and they say…. just another minute or two, it’s time to take them out! OR do the whole collapse wash in the sink instead of the washing machine….. that way my eye is on the project the entire time.

I still love the colors…. they make me happy!


And I did make a twill scarf. Funny, it feels limp compared to the ‘collapse weave’ one!

Raw silk warp and alpaca weft….. all natural dyes, as is the collapse weave one.


Now….. to drive over to Sedona to pick up my organic turkey. Then home again to put another warp on the loom.

I wish that I hadn’t offered to work part day tomorrow (to make up for the time lost by the store being closed on Thursday)…… I would love to stay home and weave!


What to weave…..

I put a warp on my 8 harness loom finally. But unfortunately there aren’t enough treadle tie-ups. Lea must have mainly used it as a 4 harness loom. I tried using a strong cotton to tie the remaining treadles up…. but found that they were untying themselves and my pattern was messing up….. so until I can get some clothesline tomorrow, I’m setting it ‘aside’.

Wound a warp for my four harness loom that I will thread tomorrow.

And wove a shawl Monday. It’s a bit short for my liking. I was nearing the end of the warp and had a thread break…. instead of fixing it, I just cut the shawl off. It’s only about 6 inches shorter than my normal shawls…. I didn’t think that it would make a vast difference, but it did (at least in MY mind).


It’s all natural dyed….. Henna, Walnut, Anatto Seeds and Madder (with some natural brown yarn too).

Lilly will be up here for Thanksgiving and she has graciously agreed to model some of my weavings so I can replace some of the shots on etsy. Her spunky attitude adds SO much life to them!