Thursday, March 24, 2005

At Last

Whew! Spun, dyed, on the loom, and starting to weave:

silk fabric

fabric for the new silk shirt. I ended up with 11 warp chains, some painted, some resist dyed and some immersion dyed. I think I spun 6 bricks total, but I really didn't keep track. This is 608 ends, sett at 40 epi, just over 15" wide. The weft is 10/2 unmercerized cotton.

And for a straight-on view:

silk fabric 4

The next time you see this, it will be a shirt! Now, back to the rug (my daily grind, so to speak).


Blogger Spinweave said...

Oooph Sara! Your work is so beautiful. It makes me just want to sit and watch you work. Are you using black for the weft? Why cotton and not silk for the weft? What is the end result of the two fibers when they are washed (or do you only dry-clean them?)?


12:05 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

In case you would like to switch your daily grind for mine, there's research on identification jury instructions to be done.

No? Darn.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Charleen said...

Very pretty. Will you be using the solid blue for a band of some type?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Wow. I'll say it again. Wow.

6:33 PM  
Blogger JesseKleinbach said...

Mom - Looks like some good stuff. Re: your earlier note, Shannon and I very much enjoy the dish towels you have made for us in the past.

Also I have sent your blog to a few freinds and the would very much like to see a picture of the Hot Pink Yurt! if you get a second.

Your dear son, Jesse

10:28 AM  

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