Fall is over and winter is on it’s way. Rug on the Toika. This flower has refused to die. Winter colors in the shop.
Saori weaving is a type of free form weaving. I use a lot of my art yarns/chunky yarns in Saori style weaving. The first step of the process starts with washing and dyeing the fleece. After the wool has dried, it is carded into a batt. The batt is spun … Read More
The summer is coming to an end. I can feel fall in the air. The end of summer brings one good thing, the end of the parasites that have been plaguing the sheep! I have been doing weekly sheep health checkups. Everyone is doing GREAT, but this has been a … Read More
I have listed new dyed locks listed in the online farm shop. The dark Wensleydale locks are from a black/silver fleece and I over dyed them with a mix of purples. Lots of hot weather, rain, and foggy mornings lately. The fleeces are growing…and so are the weeds… The towels are … Read More
The Wensleydale fleeces I sent to the mill to be spun into yarn are now back. The yarns are so beautifully spun and have a nice sheen to them. The colors are natural white and black/silver. The natural white yarn is available in fingering 2 ply and aran 3 ply. … Read More
I finally finished up the warp that was on the Saori loom. I had decided I was going to use my AVL Warping Wheel to wind the next one. The Warping Wheel is primarily used for sectional warping, but there is an optional cross maker attachment which is used to … Read More
I bought an Ashford Sample It rigid heddle loom from the Woolery to use for small projects and samples. I also thought it would be nice to have a small loom to take with me on trips. I love this loom! It is small enough to fit on my lap … Read More
I have two weaving projects going right now. One is a very simple warp of 4 harness dish towels. I wanted something quick to weave. I found a simple draft in one of my Weaver’s Craft magazines. The other weaving project I am working on is a multishaft twill sample … Read More
I am posting some photos of the most recent project to come off the Saori loom. I wove 3 identical scarves on this one warp. The warp is commercial yarn. The weft is a mix of handspun and commercial yarn along with some tailspun Wensleydale locks.
I wound two warps which are exactly the same. Each warp is long enough for 3 72″ scarves. I put one warp the Saori loom for my son to weave and the other warp was put on my Baby Wolf for me. Both will be woven in a Saori style. … Read More