Saturday, February 4, 2023

More Weaving, Spinning, and Stained Glass

I finished a couple of weaving projects recently-

This first one is an overshot scarf, the last of my kits from the Yarn Barn.
The pattern is "Latte or Mocha?', made with bamboo. It is the first scarf that I have woven that is nice to wear. It is silky, 'drapey' and so soft. I thought it would be my last handwoven scarf (I find weaving narrow things harder), but I'll probably make some more like this. It looks nice on each side, the sides are opposite.

The last three projects I wove were all overshot - woven with two shuttles, with complex treadling sequences, all on four shafts, so I thought  I would have a bit of a break and weave something simple.
 Turned twill tea towels, on 8 shafts, woven straight draw with 2/8 cotton.

I finished spinning a few skeins of yarn-

A wool and mohair blend, leftover from last years spinning for socks. This is a local fibre blend, and for me, it is too rough for socks, I'll probably make some mittens.
This year my plans for spinning is to spin for weaving.
This first one is some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes roving that I dyed, and spun.
This is some linen. I am looking forward to weaving with this.

My brother-in-law asked me to design and make some stained glass windows out of the old coloured glass from when they had the windows replaced in his church.
The above is a photo of how some of  the windows looked.
Here is what I came up with. I wanted to keep the simplicity of the original windows (I even repeated the  four vertical windows in a few places). Since there was a red glass that was different from the rest I made that a feature (a path going through all the windows). Each window is 11"x25". These were a real family affair - my brother-in-law, sister, husband and two children all had a hand in these. I was a bit daunted when I was first asked, but we were all super happy with how they turned out.
Here they are up in the church.

Photos from Around-

Best friends playing their favourite game.
Our youngest son grows yellow tomatoes (as well as lettuce) in the basement, they are really starting to come in.

All the best!♥︎

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