8.11.08

WEAVING:

On Monday we started a course in weaving. We are learning all about different weaves, techniques, patterns and so on.
It has been a very interesting week, and I really enjoy weaving! There are so many options, you wouldn´t believe it!
Thursday I started a small sample on the damask weave, weaving with silk. For this weave you make a pattern based on a grid with 41 squares, and because of the way the weave is set up the pattern will repeat and mirror itself. It takes a lot of time since the thread is so thin, but it gives a really delicate result. For my first sample I made "space invaders":

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After the silk, I moved on to a weaving with wool. This time I used a different weave (we have 8-10 different weaves!) where I make up a pattern repeat on a computer. The computer deals with each row in the pattern when I press the pedal, so all I have to do is shift the thread and keep track of the rows really. Here is the sample I am working on now:

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5 comments:

Aud Jorunn said...

Du husker vel vevstolen... Den står klar til deg om du vil ha den

Petchy said...

jepp, det vil jeg gjerne! men kan ikke love når den blir henta:) må helst ha litt god plass for å sette opp en vevstol! hehe.

Sigrunn said...

Ser ikke ut til a du kommer til å kjede deg. Det er det som slår meg når jeg ser på de siste innleggene dine. Det ser så spennende ut.

Petchy said...

det er spennende! skal veve i 2 uker til, før vi går over på stofftrykk.

maria eleni said...

Eg likte space-invaders mønsteret:)