Weaving Away

For the past few weeks, I've been at the loom nearly every day.  Sometimes for a few minutes and other times for a few hours.  With each new project, I've learned more about weaving and about my loom.  Late last year, a used AVL Folding Dobby Loom came to live with me.  With 16 harnesses, automatic cloth advance, and a dobby, this loom will keep be busy for a good long time.  Though I started weaving about 10 years ago, weaving on such a complex loom is an entirely new experience.  I'm having a great time experimenting with structure and color.

 16 harness twill towels in 8/2 cotton from Lunatic Fringe.  Pattern from  Pikes Peak Weavers Guild .

16 harness twill towels in 8/2 cotton from Lunatic Fringe.  Pattern from Pikes Peak Weavers Guild.

 8 harness shadow weave towels in 8/2 cotton from Lunatic Fringe.  Pattern from a scarf designed by Susan Horton from the January/February 2012 issue of Handwoven magazine.

8 harness shadow weave towels in 8/2 cotton from Lunatic Fringe.  Pattern from a scarf designed by Susan Horton from the January/February 2012 issue of Handwoven magazine.

I'm currently weaving a twill block sample using some Knit Picks Palette from my stash.  I'm working out a pattern that I hope to weave with some 20/2 silk in future.

Posted on September 4, 2018 .