Spring Linen

 

Pattern

Pattern

A friend’s flooded studio put a weaving project on hold for a couple of months.  Constance and the Quimper Hitty human are both happy that the loom was undamaged, and the friend able to start again.  It can be hard to get the momentum back after a setback like that!  

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Soaking

Soaking

Our linen-weaving project has a couple of new twists to it – our friend is soaking the wound bobbins in water prior to weaving.  This is not in honour of the flood – it is meant to make the linen less twisty and more flexible!

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Twisted

Twisted

The dampening of the weft does seem to help in making a nice neat edge, but Constance demonstrates how you have to pay attention as the linen still twists.

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Web

Web

This is what it looks like to the weaver… it took a while to for us realise that the pattern is appearing on the underneath surface.

Row of Flowers

Row of Flowers

This is what it looks like from below – I think the pattern will show up better once the cloth is off the loom and washed!

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2 thoughts on “Spring Linen

  1. so informative and so intimidating!! We here at the Country Hitty’s farm do admire Constance and her many talents. Weaving seems rather overwhelming to us. Can hardly wait to see the finished project!! Thank you for sharing these fascinating details.

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