This morning I was here at Spoon, I am so lucky that this brilliant little bistro is actually at the end of the road that I live on, it’s all of about 100 yds from my house.  I was meeting a friend that I hadn’t seen for a while – we are actually friends because we both have the same kind of dogs Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  Here is one of mine, this is Rufus, and he is 7.   Of course he is in charge, or he likes to think he is…

So, at the weekend I went to Wingham Wool Works and bought myself a peg loom, its 36 inches long and very well made,  I also grabbed some recycled sari yarn. I’m sure I can find something to do with it.I had a little play with the loom and the sari yarn – just to get a feel for it.  I really packed this down and it makes such a firm fabric, not sure what I will do with it, probably just keep it as a sample but it was fun to do and I have some very interesting ideas floating around in my mind on what to make on this loom. I love the colours in the sari yarn and although I used my Swift to wind it into balls, it still managed to twist in on itself, so I spent ages untangling it.  Just need to keep a tight hold of the ball to stop that.I used crochet cotton for the warp, in fact I used it doubled as it was only a fine one. It seemed to work ok, but as this is just a sample it doesn’t really matter.

Thanks for looking.

Pink and Grey Hand Woven Blanket

Pink and Grey Hand Woven Blanket

This is the blanket that has been sitting in a box waiting for me to add a backing finally finish it off.  I hand wove this with my 4″ Hazel Rose loom.  It takes about 10 minutes to do one square, so its pretty quick once you know what you are doing.  The size of this would do for a cot blanket or just a lap quilt. I must admit, it is very snuggly.   I backed this with pink fleece and I sewed pretty shell buttons in the shape of flowers and hearts on some of the squares to hold it all together.  The yarn I used is James C Brett  acrylic, I’m not a huge fan of acrylic really, but this yarn is quite exceptional.

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