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Experiments in New Skill Acquisition: Weaving on a Floor Loom

So, I've been taking another Multnomah Arts Center class (that place is, genuinely, the best).

Getting it all set up:

So far, I've been working on the class-mandated sampler, with plain/tabby weave and a bit of a simple twill done. I cannot wait to get the process of warping the loom a little more streamlined, because, at least for me, the weaving part is much more fun than the setup.

For this project, we used an inexpensive cotton rug yarn. For my next, my hope is to incorporate some of my handspun art yarn--it will be neat to see what it looks like in a format other than crochet/knitting. Set loosely in a simple weave (maybe a twill), I'm thinking it will be fluffy and spongey and gorgeous. 

For knit example, see: handspun hats (below, and all over this site and my shop).

And now, see some examples of other peoples' handspun in weaving.

There's a lot of potential here, and I'm quite excited to see how it plays out.
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