For some reason my Schacht rigid heddle loom has been calling my name. And I answered. Part of the weaving had to do with several tubs of yarn, both hand spun and ready made, taking up room in my studio space. All of the projects started with the intention of weaving fabric to make into vests, but after taking them off the loom, I am going to use them as shawls. This one is made from various mystery yarns that I picked up from the Yarn Babes donations.This one is all my hand spun yarn, mostly alpaca, with a couple of wool and wool blends. I didn’t follow any particular pattern, just played with the textures and colors. It is hard to pick my favorite, but I am partial to the browns.My next one is woven with my hand spun baby alpaca from Black Watch Alpacas in Kentucky. I wanted to highlight the softness of the yarn, so I used a simple weaving pattern at each end and plain weave in the body.By the way, I devised a way to hold the end of the shawl while twisting the fringes. I used two pick up sticks and two Sears clamps to clamp the shawl to the cross bar on the loom. After all that white, it was time for some color. This was leftover yarn from several knitting and weaving projects. Not all weaving was done on the rigid heddle loom. I finished some mug rugs on the Hokett loom.These are coasters woven on an old Rug Weave-it loom from the 1930’s, a gift from the Head Yarn Babe, Nancy. I glued them to cork backings. They make neat gifts. Whew!
Sandy O’ at My Yellow Swing