Thursday, December 10, 2015

Scarf and X´mas Market

This new scarf in on its way to Melbourne, Australia. I hope it makes it in time for X´mas. I also hope it makes someone very happy on the other side, who will have to wait quite some time before they get to wear it. 

I am also happy to announce that on the 19th of December, a saturday, I´ll be at the X´mas Market in Portimão, hosted by the Contramaré Association. It will be a very fun day, so if you are on this side of the world come down and say hello and support the locals.

This also means that I need to get my act together and start weaving instead of looking for that elusive 4 leaf clover. There has to be at least one out there, I swear it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Small blanket.

Blanket off the loom,
the grass really is greener,
almond trees blooming.

The blanket hanging from the small verandah, as it came off the loom in one long strip, reminds me of the blankets and quilts hung the same way during religious processions. It did look nice in one long piece. After separating the 2 pieces I joined them using the invisible stitch technique, but because my selvages are double threaded it looks anything but invisible. Either way, I like the fact that you can see that the 2 pieces were clearly joined, much like the blankets made on traditional narrower looms. Only when I was doing the "Papa blanket" workshop did I get to use a traditional loom that was wide enough to make a blanket in one go. Otherwise all the older woven blankets etc. got their desired width from joining 2 or 3 lengths side by side.

The weather is only today asking for a little blanket like this, so the timing is perfect.