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Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 12Oct17

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:51 pm
by Squirrel
:mexicanwave: :whoop: :whoop: :whoop: :mexicanwave:

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 12Oct17

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:52 am
by kingfisher68(2)
Great colours so nicely woven. Well done. Another wonderful achievement of yours. :whoop: :applesauce: :applesauce:

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 12Oct17

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:34 pm
by Serinde
Thanks! Can't take credit for the colours. The yarn just does that. I used about the cheapest thing I could find for this experiment, which was Lyon Brand Unique "Jewel". The important thing for me is that it came in at 100m to 100g. (The yarn I used for the baby blanket was even thicker: 80m/100g)

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 12Oct17

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:43 pm
by wendywombat
Just picked up on this. Wow! Not only beautiful but warm and useful too.......what with Ophelia coming :shock:

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 12Oct17

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:44 pm
by Mabel Figworthy
A triumph!

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:18 pm
by Serinde
Here's a little sample of some textural weaving I've been having fun with lately. The original is about 2.5inches square. I didn't actually finish the top properly (nothing to stop all the weaving falling off the warp!), I was thinking about what else I wanted to weave when I took it off the loom. Oops. So I put it into this card. (Only one I had that fit.) The selvage was pretty straight, so I'm starting to get it in regard to tension.

The eagle-eyed will notice that I have included some pearl cotton in this weaving. Caron Watercolours -- all three strands unseparated -- works really well on this (woven at 8epi with 12/6 warp) in the 5th band (I think it's 'winter evening' or something like that). I also tried a combination of 2 strands of DMC 4150 with one of Anchor 1375 (called Harlequin) which resulted in the little pops of colour in the 3rd row down. I may use that combination for a thing I have in mind...

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Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:40 pm
by Nicola Main
Beautiful Serinde! :applesauce:

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:44 pm
by Mabel Figworthy
What a lovely combination of textures and colour!

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:45 pm
by poppy
Lovely colours and I would love to stroke it to feel all the textures. It is a good idea to make it into a card!

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:19 am
by nannyrainbow
unusual, nicely made

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:08 am
by sina28
I would LOVE to receive a card like this, it's so unusual and beautiful!

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:48 am
by wendywombat
sina28 wrote:I would LOVE to receive a card like this, it's so unusual and beautiful!


ME TOO!! :dance:

Very nice textures....did the latch hook help you?

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:55 pm
by Serinde
Thanks everyone, for you kind words.

As for the latch hook -- not this time. The warp ends are the bits currently taped down to hold the piece in place. Never fear, however! I will be using it to weave in the warp ends on another project soon. :P

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:24 pm
by rcperryls
:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: I love it!!!

Carole
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Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:06 am
by Squirrel
You are totally amazing Serinde and I always wonder what amazing piece of craft work will emerge for me to drool over. Love the little weaving one and its final designation. :whoop: :whoop: :whoop: :whoop:

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:54 pm
by Carole
I've just been catching up on this thread and gazing in awe at all the beautiful weaving. Fabulous! :applesauce: :applesauce:

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 17Nov2017

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:00 am
by Serinde
Here's my first little weaving on my Hokett loom (8-dent), which I have declared to be a winter sunrise. I warped it to 8epi and used a combination of "heavy" yarns from Weaver's Bazaar, mostly 5/2 and 6/2 (which is being discontinued) since that was what I had to hand. The darker bottom colours (which are actually aubergine and purple) are woven with a single yarn; most of the shapes above are woven with two strands of 6/2. As it happened, the 6/2 was slightly thinner than the 5/2, but Not Thin Enough! Which is why the sides bulge slightly -- too much weft! Live and learn. But the colour combinations were fun (exactly like having two different threads in the needle). Not sure how I'll finish it yet, but I will tuck that white warp behind the piece along the line of raised stitching (soumak) so it won't show. The whole piece is 3 x 3.5 inches.

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And, of course, a gal can't start a new hobby without stash... These are 40 25g balls of a medium-weight worsted yarn (mostly 9.5/2) from the wonderful folk at Weaver's Bazaar., which is slightly fatter than, say, Renaissance Dyeing or Langley crewel wools (which I have also turned my greedy eye towards, since I have some in my stash and can't see why I shouldn't use them...).

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Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 24Jan2018

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:16 am
by Nicola Main
Hi Serinde! I can definitely see a winter sunrise in that piece! Lovely colours and wow that's a lot of yarn! :shock: :wink:

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 24Jan2018

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 am
by Mabel Figworthy
Lovely colour combination! And seeing what the various weights of thread/yarn do is all part of the process. Nice bit of stash too :-)

Re: Serinde lives up to her name update 24Jan2018

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:11 pm
by rcperryls
I absolutely love your weaving!!!!!!!

Carole
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