Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Moving Forward

Not too much to say except I am enjoying the loom activity on both looms.
The top picture is Bambu 7, and the bottom picture is Bambu 12.

9 comments:

Laritza said...

Lovely colors!

Peg in South Carolina said...

Oh my, I accidentally clicked on the photo of the knotted warp yarns. They nearly took my breath away they are so gorgeous

michele said...

Beautiful colors in both! I was interested to see how you'd knotted your threads behind the heddles in #1- great way to quickly secure them, & in #2 the shuttle you're using for such a fine yarn, I'm assuming to allow you longer weaving before changing shuttles.

Bonnie said...

I didn't realize the slip knots were unusual.
I have always used a ski shuttle because that is what I had when I first started weaving, no other reason. Often I wind 2 or 3 threads together to use in the weft, and it is much easier to manage winding by hand. I am always surprised that more people don't comment on my shuttles.

Ames said...

I guess these questions are all coming because you have such gorgeous pictures... My question is why you have floating selvedges on plainweave? BTW, I borrowed a boat shuttle that carries two bobbins when I wove my horoscope, I had to be careful of loops though, the yarn didn't come off each bobbin at the same rate or with the same tension.

Bonnie said...

Periodically I don't use floating selvedges but I find I have a better edge with than without. I will stick with my ski shuttle. I have tried others, but I guess I am too fixed into my old habits. An end feed shuttle made me crazy. OK, here is my big confession (since so few people will actually read the comments), I always (and I do mean always) touch the end thread when I am weaving. I know that is blasphemy, but there it is.

michele said...

Wow, you do it too? There's hope for me after all! ;->
Thanks.....

Kaz said...

Exquisite colours. I've got some extremely fine bamboo (52/2) and am having trouble deciding how best to go about using it. EPI will be at least 50 for plain weave. I'm inspired by your photos to maybe try doubling or even tripling it?? Bonnie, your studio looks a 'magical' place.

Bonnie said...

Hi Kaz,
I haven't seen bamboo at that weight, but I have used fine cotton and fine silk that I have tripled. The cotton sett was 48 epi single and 24 epi tripled. The silk I never did weave single, but tripled was 30 epi. I really like tripling warp ends. It gives a supple cloth and depth of color. My studio is a magical place. Thanks for noticing.