Weaving on knitters loom

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Weaving on Knitters Loom at Knuston Hall last weekend was a huge success – so much so that the next course will be in January. The course was for complete beginners and included candlewick, pick up sticks and colour theory.  Ruth started this piece after making her first sample – although only her second piece of work, the edges are superb and it looks fabulous – others did equally well and I’ll tell their stories shortly – but meanwhile will let Ruth speak for herself…

I love the way the green weaving came out. I hope the following info is enough for your blog. I hand dyed the cotton at Skip North (a yarn retreat) in 2007 in a dying workshop. At the time all i did was crochet and by the time i came back from that weekend i had started knitting and was starting to look lovingly at spinning wheels. I can’t atually rememeber what dyes we used but it was all done in microwaves in clingfilm amd i just went with the flow after being told i needed to be random lol. I bought the green fibre which is BFL/Silk that mum then spun for me on the same weekend from Winghams. She wasn’t supposed to spin it and give it back to me but she did lol. The fibre bat is something i made with instructions from Jill Shepard at Stitch Solihull 1. 26th October 2013. She had bags of oddments of fibre and stuff that we went through and then i carded it on a large drum carder adding layers each time. I really enjoyed it as i’d not used a drum carder before. 
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3 thoughts on “Weaving on knitters loom

  1. Wonderful work girls. Well done

  2. Hi Pam, What a surprise to see our work on the Web! I had a super weekend and you will be pleased to know that after the problems with my very hairy angora yarn on the warp, I used that Mane and Tail spray and despite 3 broken warp threads along the way, I now possess a lovely scarf. My husband says it would be a great idea to make scarves for all the relatives for Christmas seeing as they only take me a day to create! Back to the wool shops for me.
    Anne M.

    1. These looms certainly are quick! Well Done! – that Rowan yarn couldn’t fail to make a lovely scarf and who wouldn’t be delighted with something designed and made especially for them -will you bring it to SpinningSchool on Tuesday or Woolly Day- on 22nd – I’d love to see it – Jane is coming and is bringing the tweed throw that she’s finished.

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