I’ve always been a process knitter/crafter. I love the process. I love to make. Sure, I love the finished product… most of the time. But I’ve also knit things only to completely rip them out after they were finished and make something new with the yarn. So to take the weaving process back to the basics, short of having sheep, I’m experiencing the joys of creating on a whole new level. Dye, spin, weave… I could do this all day, every day. Oh wait, I do!
I started with some bare roving, a lovely merino and silk blend. It shimmers… spun or unspun! I first dyed it using aqua and amethyst, but I left too much white… more than I wanted. So I overdyed it with amazon green and it achieved this lovely saturated colour. I then spun it, making 247 yards. This was my weft. I also dyed some super wash merino fingering weight yarn with emerald green and that became my warp.
And created this:
This softness of this is incredible. All that soft merino wool and silk makes for one very smooshy shawl.
Lucky for me, I get to do lots more as my shipment of yarn and roving came in the mail this morning! Yippee!