Welcome To My blog--my name is Barb and I am a weaver in a small town in Wisconsin called Dell. Actually it is more of a place than a town but I love living in the middle of nowhere. I am a weaver and my studio name is"COULD HAVE BEEN A PIANO" I always said I was going to learn how to play the piano, but as luck would have it I met a wonderful group of women weavers and was hooked. I have been weaving for three years or so but have been addicted to fiber since I started knitting when I was about 10. I still love to knit and do some spinning and dying as well. I love natural fiber and texture. I like to use thrift store finds and use my imagination.
I am lucky enough that my weaving studio is in the shade until afternoon. It has been OK with a fan until about 2:00. Then I make a mad dash back to the house and the air conditioning. I started another rep weave. I am not sure what the end product will be. I have enough on for 2 place mats and a table runner, four place mats or I was thinking maybe I would use the fabric for a couple of bags. We shall see when it is done. I did get the warp done so maybe tomorrow Harry will help me wind it.
This is my dog Scraps-. It's actually not really my dog but that is a whole other story. He is my weaving companion. He comes to the studio and sleeps while I weave. He has good taste when it comes to places to lay!
It's Done--and I love it. It started out 70" long and shrunk to 54". The width did not shrink much, less than an inch. So my next one will have to be a lot longer!!! I did weave off the rest of the warp but I only had about 20" so I am not sure if it will ever be anything. I really liked this project-I learned a lot and it was fun to see the calculations work out. So maybe I will put on another one!!!!!
So I am facing a dilemma. One of the rep weave rugs is done. It turned out to be 69" Long. My dilemma is that most of my weaving friends said to put enough warp on for two-which I did. But I want to whack it off to see just what it really looks like. It looks like I have enough for a 45" one or so. So I have resisted my urge, as well as better instincts, and will go on!