Living in the Cariboo region of central British Columbia, I weave luxurious wool blankets, soft cotton blankets of all sizes, hand and bath towels, and classy scarves. Everything I make is designed for long-lasting use and enjoyment.
I blog about various projects, finished products, and thoughts and ideas about weaving and being a weaver. Feel free to email me at: cariboojane "at" shaw "dot" ca
Monday, 29 July 2013
Fifth Batch of Shetland Wool Blankets
It's true that I really enjoy weaving with a fine, two-ply Shetland wool that I've found. I'm now halfway through a set of seven blankets that have a warp of wide stripes in browns and alternating charcoal and very dark grey. The weave structure is twill blocks, also known as turned twill, which I've used a lot in the past and really like. Most of the wide colour stripes have a change in block threading, which increases the fabric's complexity and gives a look of wide interwoven stripes. Here are some early samples on the loom:
After this set of blankets, I'll be on to my sixth batch, again in twill blocks (I think) and different wefts to produce a wide variety of blankets.
And this is my 100th blog post. Thank you, readers!