Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Alpaca Tartan

A new weaving project has begun! The Alpaca Tartan Scarf has been started. The brown yarn is 100% baby alpaca and the green and orange stuff is 80% alpaca 20% silk. It's super delicious to feel.
This is how much weaving I got done today in an hour or so. This is very different for me because I'm not actually beating the threads down - I'm placing them with the beater to get the spacing that I want.
When I started this I wasn't really sure how far apart I wanted the pattern bits to go. While weaving today I decided that I am going to add 24 passes each time. So this last brown patch had 48 passes and the next one will have 72 etc. I want to do this so that nothing is really even. I have some sort of weird obsession with symmetry, so this is an exercise of a-symmetry for me. But I unconsciously have based the pattern on twelves. There are 12 brown threads before the color pattern starts on the left side and 24 after the pattern on the right hand side which is weird.
I'll get to work some more on this after tomorrow. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it when I'm done... I might sell it. We'll see.

Monday, April 27, 2009

A New Project

Today will be the day of new projects. I get to start something new in weaving and get to show you this project. A while ago I bought some scraps of recycled Kimono silk and now some of the scraps are getting used. Here are the beginnings for the Kimono Quilt.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tea Ceremony

A quick picture from the Japanese Tea Ceremony I was invited to. It was great to see the process over and over again by different people just to see how they did things differently. This was the final exam for the Tea Ceremony class taught by my current Japanese teacher. I am definitely going to take this class when I get a chance.

I was also sent a picture from the ABC quilt's new home of the baby on the quilt. :) I'm glad to see things go to homes that will love them.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Operation Tapestry Completed!

Here it is! All finished and off the loom! Now I get to move on the the thing I actually like and want to do ;)

I also should mention that the ABC quilt was gifted this week :) that is also a very happy ending!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Almost done...

Just need to finish the sun, fill in the rest of the sky around it and build up the border! I can't wait for it to be FINISHED! I've already moved on to other projects in my mind. I did most of this work over the weekend, but I got a good bit done in class as well :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tapestry Update!

Here are some pictures of the work I did yesterday. I did bring this home for the weekend so hopefully I'll get some more of it done!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tapestry Progress

I've gotten about halfway through with my tapestry. I'm not enjoying it very much - it is definitely not my cup of teas - but I'm sure it will look nice when I'm done. I'll get some more progress pictures tomorrow :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The quilt is done!

It is completed and ready to be gifted on monday! I washed it so that it was all nice with the least amount of pet hair on it as is possible in my house :p but I'm not going to wrap it so that I can show it finished to my friends before I hand it off. I have no idea what to do with my free time now :p

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Really quick announcement!

I've finished the quilting!!! Just the binding and a few repairs before it gets washed and given away! WOOO!