Karen used our Valley Yarns Mercerised Cotton 3/2 to create this bath mat. The warp colours are spaced using the Fibonacci sequence (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,11…) resulting in a stunning geometrical pattern.
Karen used our mercerised cottons with a pallet of colours based around “Sky” Garnhuset Eko Mercerised Cotton 8/2 to create both table mats and tea towels.
A couple of photos of tablet mats I wove with the Sky and Silver Garnhuset 8/2 mercerised and tea towels I wove also using the Sky I bought from you.Karen
Jacky sent us these photos of her recent projects woven with Garnhuset 8/2 cotton. Really vibrant colours, and the hand towels look like they wet finished perfectly.
Let us know what you think, or better still, share some of your own weaves!
I am following the course run by Jane Stafford- this is the level I have got to – series 5. She is a tremendous teacher! The hand towels are drying on the airer and they therefore un-ironed, but the detail is there in the cloth.Jacky
Valerie wove a second blanket in the Caernarfon pattern, again using the Garnhuset 6/2 wool.
This one was set at 8 ends per inch, per layer, and again, beaten on an open shed to cut down on the abrasion. Again, this was the 6/2 Garnhuset. Because of the more open sett the patterns are larger, but there are fewer pattern repeats.Valerie
Valerie wove this traditional Welsh blanket pattern in Garnhuset 6/2 wool.
There are a few different traditional patterns for Welsh blankets, and this one is Caernarfon. The thing that all the patterns have in common is that you have to have a 16 shaft loom to weave the two layers.
The blanket was woven at 10 ends per inch per layer. This produced a good medium to firm fabric. However, whilst it looks good, it was a little difficult to weave due to the density in the reed. The way I overcame this was to beat on an open shed so that the layers were separated.Valerie
Samples of the blanket. The original sample underneath, with a small section on top which had been through a machine wash.Valerie
This weave is from Season 6 Episode 2 of the Jane Stafford School of Weaving, and used Valerie’s own selection of colours from our Garnhuset Cotton 8/2.
These bright tea towels were from a Jane Stafford weaving lesson, using the Garnhuset 8/2 cotton.Valerie