Monday, February 27, 2012

What's Warped Now: Hand-Dyed Scarf

Hey all! Remember when I dyed yarn at a Lion Brand Yarn Studio workshop? Well, I finally got around to warping it onto my loom to make something out of it, which is this week's featured project:

I love watching the colors change as I weave. I think my favorite part of weaving is putting together colors and seeing how they translate into fabric.

Monday, February 20, 2012

What's Warped Now: Recycled Curtains

Hey all! Sorry for not posting last week, but hopefully I can make up for it this week with the news that I made my first sale on Etsy last week! A lovely customer bought my Brown Shimmer scarf. Also, my Jewel Tone scarf was featured in the Just Jeweltones treasury. So I've still been busy, even though I wasn't weaving.

But I'm back to it this week. For a while now, I've been wanting to try some weaving projects with stuff other than yarn. When my roommate and I moved into our apartment, we picked out these cool blue patterned curtains:

We had some remnants left over, which I've kept in my closet for just such a project. This project was just an experiment to see how the remnant, cut into strips, would react while being woven. It's always good to do tests-- something that, in my impatience to get a project started, I often overlook. But now I have a much better idea how to use this the next time around.

Monday, February 6, 2012

What's Warped Now: Checkered Belt

I'm back with another black and white belt this week. But this time, instead of letting the variations come naturally in the weaving, I am alternating the black and white yarn evenly to create a checkered pattern.

Bonus! A few of my Etsy listings have been featured on Treasuries within the past week or so. Check them out:

Yummy Yummy Yummy-I've Got Love in My Tummy! (Featured: Vanilla Chocolate Strawberry Scarf)
Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Featured: Vanilla Chocolate Strawberry Scarf)
Chocolate Covered Strawberries (different than the one above) (Featured: Vanilla Chocolate Strawberry Scarf)
Grape Nehi and Orange Crush (Featured: Sunset Scarf in orange, purple, brown)

Thanks to everyone who added my work in their Treasuries! It's so nice to be included.