I decided to move my weaving updates to Wednesdays since “weaving wednesday”sounds a bit more lyrical than “what’s on the loom fridays”. I may not have an update every week but if there’s something on the loom I’ll be posting about it on Wednesdays and so ….
I decided to pull out my bin of fabrics that I will never use and put them to good use by weaving them into fabric that I will use. I put a black cotton warp on the loom (5/2 cotton set at 6 epi) and what you see here is the first 12 or so inches that I’ve woven.
I’m using some cotton batik strips that came precut into 2 1/2″strips. Weaving with batik fabric is nice because both sides of the fabric is saturated with color so there is no need to be concerned about the fabric twisting during the weaving process and having too much of the wrong side showing which can make the woven surface look dull. I’ve got a bin full of silks that have now been torn up and are in the process of being woven into fabric too and I’ll have pictures of that fabric and all the others that I’m weaving for you on next Wednesday.
If you’ve got some fabric that you want to try weaving with but don’t have a loom check out this fun project of using a box to weave around here or this project that uses just a flat piece of cardboard.